God created us to follow Him - not to forsake Him. He chooses for us triumph over temptation - not struggle with guilt for surrendering to sin. He wants us to walk with Him and not stray from Him because of our self-centeredness. He waits to help us achieve the potential He has given us and not be satisfied with less than what is possible. He is willing to share His wisdom and give His insights whenever we need to make any decision.
There are many wrong ways but only one “best” way - His way. And no one but God can reveal that way to us. We may search one way and then another, try this route until it comes to a dead end. However, only when we allow God to lead us will we be in the center of His will.
Israel’s experience during the Exodus gives us a great example of God’s guidance and guardianship.
The Psalmist gives us a vivid picture of what can happen when people “try to make it on their own” and do not follow God: “Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no ways to a city where they could settle. Some were hungry and thirsty and their lives ebbed away.” How sad. How true. Without God’s guidance we all wanderers!
“Then they cried out to the Lord!” And listen to what happened. “He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.”
No one will ever find a “straight way” to a “safe place” in life unless they surrender their life to God and follow Him. Life without God is a “wasteland” and unless we accept His salvation our lives will “ebb away.”
Prayer: Lord, we come to You and ask You to save us from our sins and then lead us safely into Your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 107:7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.