The worship of God is more than a momentary event. We go through life with our Saviour. He doesn’t just point out the way to get home. He goes with us. He is our guide.
Have you ever felt lost? Has life been confusing? That is why we do well to daily keep our eyes on the Great Guide. His knowledge of all things (especially of us) is complete. Nothing is hidden from his eye and his wisdom is unfathomable.
In Psalm 32, David writes from man’s perspective for the first seven verses. He rejoices in the salvation that God gives us. He also declares that God is a hiding place and that he preserves and delivers us in troubled times. David then writes from God’s perspective. He writes, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” (Psalm 32:8) He doesn’t look to a map for directions. His perfect understanding gives us the advise that we need.
Amazingly, God sees each person individually and is more than capable of guiding us all at the same time.
God treats us with tender loving care. He satisfies completely so that as sheep we “lie down in green pastures” He calms us by leading us “beside quiet water” (Psalm 23:2) He takes us down the right paths, (Psalm 23:3) even as our companion through the dark times (Psalm 23:4), in the very sight of our enemies (Psalm 23:5)
God guides us into rest, peace, comfort, life, and most of all, into his presence. He gives us freedom from fear, tension, and irritation.
To forge ahead through this life is foolishness and only slows our progress toward our ultimate destination. Isaiah prophesied about Jesus, saying “Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his counselor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?” (Isaiah 40:11) God is the best and, really, the only one qualified to guide us.
Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus, asked, “How do we know the way?” (John 14:5) Jesus explained that the “getting there” is accomplished only by following him. “I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6) This is such a comfort, since he is the Great Guide.
So, the next time we feel confused and lost, let’s worship God, keep our eyes on Jesus, and follow the Great Guide We appreciate your Comments