Anyone who ever got lost and can remember the amount of time that it took for them to find their way back would possibly appreciate receiving guidance from someone who knows the way.
Similarly, as Christians we recognize the value in not having to face the unknowns alone while we travel on our life journey – not having to ‘figure things out’ all on our own. In Psalm 25 verses 4 and 5 we read, ‘Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day’ (KJV). This text provides us with a wonderful assurance.
So during the day, while we are at home, on the road, at the supermarket, at work – wherever we may be – like the psalmist we too can ask God to show us the way. What ever decisions we have to make, we can depend on God to teach us, to help us to find truth amidst all the noises and all the chaos that may be happening around us. The psalmist recognized that he could not save himself but needed to depend on God to save him.
The way that God has led us in our individual lives in the past is a present testimony of God’s involvement and concern for each of us. Though our life experiences may not all be happy ones, it is comforting to know that God can take even the difficult times in our lives and make something beautiful, and can even use our situations to help someone else who may be going through something similar to what we experienced in the past.
When I think about sharing with others about God, I think of the reality that though there are so many things we may not understand about how God leads us, we can be like the man who was once blind (John 9:1-38). He was asked lots of questions regarding how he was able to see, and he recounted how he received his sight to those who questioned him. Though he was asked the question several times by those who doubted, the man did not stop from telling what he knew – he was not stopped from telling how he was led by Jesus and healed of his blindness.
In John 9:25 we are told that the man (once blind) declared, ‘… one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see’ (KJV). This was his firm and undeniable statement, when he was asked to give an account of what had happen to him. God gives us His children the same privilege to share with others what He has done for us.
So as we are led by God each day, let us live the truth that He reveals to us, being a source of encouragement for another traveler along the journey.