“How gracious he will be when you cry for help! … Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”Isaiah 30:19, 21
I must admit there has been many a time I wish I could know the Lord’s will by hearing a voice in my ear pointing me to which way I should go. Have you longed for that, too? Think of the way a GPS system works in your car. An unfamiliar city’s rush hour traffic and other drivers zipping in and out of lanes intensify your frustration. You’re lost. But then that electronic voice tells you when to take a left or a right. How wonderful to be told exactly how to proceed and where to go!
God provides guidance to you today. He doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility of making your way through the maze of life—complex and confusing as it may be—but He promises to be right beside you, like a GPS, only much better because He’s guiding you not just to your next stop, but all the way Home.
Though the promise in today’s verse is addressed to Israel, we know that God will not leave His seeking, obeying child without direction. He is near. “Turn here,” He whispers to our listening hearts. And we move ahead with confidence.
“I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8)