There are three beautiful promises that God gives us regarding His guidance—
- He promises to direct our paths
- He promises to give us wisdom
- He promises to be our Shepherd
He promises to direct our paths: Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (NLT). This promise is a reminder that when we trust in God, He will direct our paths and make them straight. We may not always understand the way, but we can trust that God knows the way and will guide us in the right direction. We just need to start taking the steps!
He promises to give us wisdom: James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (NLT). This promise assures us that when we lack wisdom and direction, we can ask God, and He will give us the wisdom we need. God is always ready to guide us, and when we ask for wisdom, He will grant it to us. We must just be sure to be patient.
He promises to be our Shepherd: Psalm 23:1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need” (NLT). This promise reminds us that God is our Shepherd, and as our Shepherd, He leads and guides us in the right direction. Just as a shepherd leads his sheep to green pastures and still waters, God leads us to places of peace, rest, and abundance. I would encourage you to read that entire Psalm!
In conclusion, God's promises about guidance are an assurance of His love, faithfulness, and constant presence in our lives. He is always ready and willing to guide us through every step of our journey on earth. As disciples of Jesus, we can trust in God's promises and apply them in our lives. We can trust that He will direct our paths, grant us wisdom, and be our Shepherd. Let us, therefore, trust in God with all our hearts and acknowledge Him in all our ways, knowing that He will make our paths straight.
Father, we thank You for Your promises about guidance. As we seek to apply them in our lives, we pray that You grant us the wisdom and understanding we need. Help us to trust in You with all our hearts and to acknowledge You in all our ways. May Your Holy Spirit guide us and lead us in the right direction. In Jesus' name, we pray, Amen.
Matthew Karshna is a contributor for A Warrior’s Mission and a partner with the ACCBF. Matthew graduated from the University of Georgia in 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and resides in North Carolina, where he is also a Community Engagement Director for a local martial arts school. “I am proud to produce content for an organization that is focused on the welfare of others!” ~Matthew
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