Life’s journey is never simple, straight, certain, or serene. It is like a complicated maze that has sharp turns and sudden stops, steep climbs and quick drops. Getting from the beginning to the end is no easy task. Life is often like a “maze.”
How blest we are to have the Lord who is personally interested in each of us, is willing to guide us, guard us and give us detailed instructions. But we must be willing to seek Him and trust in Him. Not only is God willing and able to rescue us when we ask Him, but He will guide us and guard us and give us what we need if we allow 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 follow it and 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 so life made sense. It is easy to ask God to show us where to go and what to do. But, it is 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 so that I may understand what You are doing in my life. Please? Thanks!
Prayer: Lord, fill us with an attitude of humility and trust and help us look to You as our Leader and Teacher. May we set aside our pursuits and seek Yours. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4