Recently Microsoft obtained a patent for a new Pedestrian Routing System. This new Pedestrian GPS will help foot-travelers feel safer when they walk by helping them avoid neighborhoods or paths it deems as dangerous due to high crime rates, traffic, and potentially hazardous weather conditions.

Long before Microsoft considered helping pedestrians walk a little safer, the Psalmist knew of a Heavenly Routing System.

In the 23rd Psalm, David wrote, ” 1 The LORD is my shepherd… 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me… 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

So if you find yourself a little fearful on your path today, don’t forget that God is your HRS (Heavenly Routing System).