God As Guide
Humanly speaking, no one today should ever be lost, anywhere, for any reason. There is simply too much guidance available. We live in an age where cars “talk” to global positioning satellites so that we will always know where we are and how to get where we’re going. Cell phones the size of small wallets can check our email, access the internet, monitor our investments, receive our pages and voicemails—in addition to letting us making phone calls.
On a more personal level, the guidance available from your local bookstore is almost overwhelming. Go to the self-help section and you will find personal guide books on not only what you know you need to learn to do but things you didn't even know you could learn to do. But if you don’t see the guide book you hoped to find in the bookstore, it’s time to hit the internet. By accessing the database of one of the largest online booksellers, you will discover more than a thousand titles in a popular series of “how-to” books published for “dummies,” and another 500-plus in an equally popular series published for “idiots.” Apparently, people are so hungry for guidance in life that they are willing to be called names in order to get what they need!
Human guidance is good in many areas of life: Fix a car, buy a stock, learn a language, cook a meal. God is certainly interested in even the smallest areas of our life, and willing to help us with them. But it is when we move beyond the realms of human guidance that we need to know God as our guide. Whom should I marry? How do I deal with my anger? Why do I feel guilty—and how can I not? What should I do with my life? What should the priorities of my life be? Only the one who created us can possibly give us that kind of guidance.
David, the psalmist, said that those who fear God—who hold him in honor and respectful awe—will know him as their guide. Do you need guidance today—guidance that surpasses human ability? As you honor and ask God, his guidance will come.
God’s Promise to You: “There is nowhere you need to go that I am not willing to guide you.”
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