Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Is God Your Guide?

God guides all of His people as the great Shepherd. What a beautiful analogy we find in the Bible, as sheep follow a shepherd, so God's people follow Him. Sheep have no sense of direction. They are totally dependent upon a shepherd to lead them, otherwise they would all go astray. So it is with God's people today. If we follow our Shepherd, "He guides me along right paths" (Psalm 23:3, NLT).

Let me use a traffic light as an illustration. It uses three colors to direct us, red, yellow, and green. We all know that red means stop. Yellow is a warning to stop. Green signals us to move forward. God gives His people clear signals. Faith says to move forward. Doubt is a warning signal. When we lack peace, it's time to stop. God guides His people with faith and peace. "He leads me by peaceful streams" (Psalm 23:2, NLT).

Let God guide you today and everyday. He knows what's ahead. He will never lead you the wrong way. You can trust Him in every decision all along the way. He will lead you with open doors of opportunity.

To follow God you must trust Him when you understand and when you don't. It's easy to follow Him when we understand. However, God knows all things, the end from the beginning. More than that, God has a plan for your life with all the details. So, you have a choice, choose to trust God or worry about everything. When God is your guide, you can say, "The LORD is my shepherd" (Psalm 23:1).