Today’s discussion is on Unfamiliar Roads
Teach me Your way,
O LORD, and lead me
in a smooth path.
Trouble often lies ahead when we go do down unfamiliar roads. There may have been times we decided to take a different way to work. Trying to navigate in an unfamiliar city street, we could go through an intersections without seeing the red octagonal sign that said STOP. Within seconds, missing the stop sign, we could pay a hefty price, after getting pulled over by a policeman. A price to learn about unfamiliar roads.
What would have happened if a guide had accompanied you? What if someone had been next to you to tell you which way to go and to alert you to danger ahead? In life, we often have to walk down unfamiliar paths–paths that may feel threatening. So how do we do that without making costly mistakes?
We take Someone along who knows the way. The psalmist recognized that Guide when he wrote, “Lead me O LORD, in Your righteousness . . . make Your way straight before my face” (Psalm 5:8).
Isaiah 42:16 says ” I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Does your path today seem unfamiliar? Ask your Father to travel the road with you. God provides help to His children through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit within us will faithfully guide us.