Psalm 25:5-15 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord. The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands. For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins. Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose. They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land. The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
I woke up with the old hymn written by Candi Pearson-Shelton, “He Leadeth Me,” on my mind. He leadeth me, O blessed thought, O words with heavenly comfort fraught. Whate’er I do, where’er I be, still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me. Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom, sometimes where Eden’s flowers bloom, by waters still, over troubled sea still ’tis His hand that leadeth me. He leadeth me, He leadeth me by His own hand He leadeth me. His faithful follower I would be for by His hand He leadeth me.
I’ve known so many people who have let God lead them through stormy times of life. I know that I have been begging Him to daily lead me for sure. I couldn’t spend one single day at work if I didn’t know that God was leading my path, directing my decisions, and guiding my heart. I want to be a God-worshipper like this Psalmist with my arrows aimed at God’s bullseye. I pray every day that I keep my eyes on God. I still trip over my own two feet (literally), but spiritually I know with Him, my feet are standing on solid ground. God is so loving. God never promised that this life would be easy, but He did promise that He would never leave us. I read a quote this week that said, “Sometimes when I’m having a hard day, I imagine God sitting next to me.” He is there y’all. He is always there. We can not see Him, but we can feel His presence just as sure as we can feel our own hearts beating within our chest.
No matter where you are right now in your relationship with Christ, no matter how far you think you have strayed, no matter how big you think your sins are, He is still a God of forgiveness and love. If you don’t have this kind of relationship with our Savior, I pray you find it soon. There’s no greater peace during this awful time than realizing that even though I can’t control what’s happening, God already has my path planned for my good and His glory. I only have to let Him take the lead. Won’t you let Him lead you today?