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God Knows The Way
My husband was anxious to arrive at the park where our son and his team were about to play baseball. I had been to the park the previous day but my guidance didn’t seem to satisfy my husband. He kept looking for signs that pointed the way. Every few moments he would ask, “Are we near? Do I turn here?”
“No, I replied, keep straight and I’ll tell you when to turn.” Did that calm his anxiety? No! He continued to ask, “Are you sure we don’t turn here?”
Frustrated, I gave into his will. “Yes, turn here.” I said. He did only to find that the road didn’t lead to the baseball park at all. It was a dead-end.
“Why did you tell me to turn?” He asked.
“Because you wanted to turn!” I responded.
From that point on, he let me guide him to the park.
Don’t we do the same thing? Maps and road signs are helpful, but what’s better is someone who has been there before and knows the way.
No matter what kind of guidance we need, God has gone before us and know the best route.
I think sometimes we ask too little of God. We want a simple “yes” or “no” to our prayer. Maybe we think all we need is a short answer to our question or plea and we’ll be able to take if from there. But what’s better than that is having the Guide himself.
He’ll never lead us down the wrong path!
Verses That Guide
James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Jeremiah 29:11 – ’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 16:9- The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
Psalm 25:12- Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
John 16:13 ”But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
Psalm 25:9 He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.
John 14:16 ” And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 2:6-9 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.