GOD IS MY GUIDE
The worship of God is more than a momentary event.
We go through life with our Saviour. He doesn't just
point out the way to get home. He goes with us. He is
Have you ever felt lost? Has life been confusing? That
is why we do well to daily keep our eyes on the Great
Guide. His knowledge of all things (especially of us) is
complete. Nothing is hidden from his eye and his
wisdom is unfathomable.
In Psalm 32, David writes from man's perspective for
the first seven verses. He rejoices in the salvation that
God gives us. He also declares that God is a hiding
place and that he preserves and delivers us in troubled
times. David then writes from God's perspective. He
writes, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you
should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you."
(Psalm 32:8) He doesn't look to a map for directions.
His perfect understanding gives us the advise that we
Amazingly, God sees each person individually and is
more than capable of guiding us all at the same time.
God treats us with tender loving care. He satisfies
completely so that as sheep we "lie down in green
pastures" He calms us by leading us "beside quiet
water" (Psalm 23:2) He takes us down the right paths,
(Psalm 23:3) even as our companion through the dark
times (Psalm 23:4), in the very sight of our enemies
God guides us into rest, peace, comfort, life, and most
of all, into his presence. He gives us freedom from fear,
tension, and irritation.
To forge ahead through this life is foolishness and only
slows our progress toward our ultimate destination.
Isaiah prophesied about Jesus, saying "Who hath
directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his
counselor hath taught him? With whom took he
counsel, and [who] instructed him, and taught him in the
path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and
showed to him the way of understanding?" (Isaiah
40:11) God is the best and, really, the only one
qualified to guide us.
Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus, asked, "How do
we know the way?" (John 14:5) Jesus explained that
the "getting there" is accomplished only by following
him. "I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one
comes to the Father but through me." (John 14:6) This
is such a comfort, since he is the Great Guide.
So, the next time we feel confused and lost, let's
worship God, keep our eyes on Jesus, and follow the
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