Life’s journey is never simple, straight, certain or serene. It is like a complicated maze that has sharp turns and sudden stops. Getting from the beginning to the end is no easy task. It is much like life.
How blest we are to have the Lord who is personally interested in each of us and is willing to guide us, guard us and give us detailed instructions. But we must be willing to surrender to Him and trust in Him. Not only will God rescue us when we need Him, but He will guide us if we ask Him.
“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths,” said David. He did not approach God asking for directions and say, “Lord, if You promise me an easy path I will cooperate with You.” He went to God before he started his journey and said, “Show me - teach me,” then I will make my next move. By voluntarily asking God for help before he started his journey, he could expect God to be with him and protect him on his journey. But he did not stop there.
He asked God to “teach him His path.”
When he asked God to show him his way he wanted more than directions. He wanted God to be his teacher - his guide through life - explaining His world and His ways to him. It is easy to want God to show us where to go but it is often difficult for us to open our hearts and allow Him to teach us His ways!
What a beautiful picture of surrender! Show me where to go, God, and teach me what I need to learn.
Prayer: Lord, fill us with an attitude of humility and trust and help us look to You as our Leader and Teacher. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 25:4 Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.