Pr. 3:6: “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Like we talked about yesterday, how can we know that God makes the path clear for us? The Bible tells us so. There are countless scriptures that tell us this and I am listing a few today so that our confidence can be in this truth.
Isaiah 30:21: “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Isaiah 48:17: Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.”
Psalm 25:8-10: “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He teaches sinners in the way, the humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.”
Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
James 1:5: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Not only has the Lord given practical wisdom and direction in the Word, He has also reminded us over and over that He will direct us, teach us, and faithfully guide us. How incredible that we have a Savior that isn’t dead and done, but is faithfully guiding us in all things! What a privilege that we have the Holy Spirit to guide us, as it says in Isaiah 30:21, telling us which way is right.
Lord, I thank you today for Your Word that guides us. I thank you that you have never given up on us, but that you continue to guide us daily. Just as you guided the Israelites in the wilderness, your Holy Spirit guides us day by day to walk in right paths. Lord, forgive us for the times we trudge on down the wrong paths, willfully choosing our own path, sinning against you, making a mess of things, and expecting You to clean it all up. Lord, You are faithful, and when we cry out in our brokenness, You are there to guide us back towards You. Your faithfulness is unimaginable and Your mercy is astonishing! Help us to acknowledge You in our decision-making and to stay on the paths You have made straight. Lord, in You there is freedom and life everlasting. Give us courage to trust wholly in You, Lord. In Jesus holy name I pray. Amen.