Isaiah 42:16 – 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.When God’s people Israel went through a period of hopelessness and disillusionment, their God reassured them through Prophet Isaiah that He will never forsake them. They had the promise that He will remove darkness from their eyes and guide them on the right way to go forward. His promise of light was with them. His guarantee of divine guidance was their escort in the rough and crooked ways of life. These promises are for all God’s people all the time during their sojourn. If there is any one who feels that he or she has lost the way and is now treading through rough and tough terrain and crooked byways, all they need to do is to look unto the Lord who has gone before them. He knows the ways we need to take. The way is such that we would need to learn to walk by faith as He leads each step of the way. If it has to be a walk with Him, it cannot be by sight. It has to be always a walk by faith and trust in His providence to show us the way. Walking with Him each step of the way is a wonderful training to learn to walk by faith in Him. When all support around us wane way, we would need to lean on to the Lord and hold on to Him by faith. The world around will come at that time to give us some of its technology to trust on to. The enemy of our souls will advise that there is a detour that we can take. Our flesh will support these moves by developing a desire to prove our intelligence and use reason to depend on. Even during such times, the Lord will be with us and lead us through His eyes.
Dear reader, are you feeling darkness on your way forward? Do you feel like you have lost the way? Perhaps you have lost the joy of walking with the Lord because there are too many dangers and that the way is sometimes rough and crooked. But these need not discourage you because you are walking with the Lord who knows the way. He is your guide and He is your light in the dark alleys and byways of life. He guides you through His Word and His Spirit. He gives you light for your path and lamp for your feet so that your pathway is lit and your steps are on firm grounds. You are already placed on a firm rock which is the Lord Jesus Himself. Your walk is as per His call. He has helped you to start this course and He knows where you will end according to His plans for you. Your course is set out clearly and the travel plan is clearly laid out. You need not know your terrain for tomorrow. You will be told what it would be like when you reach tomorrow. He knows your tomorrows and knows what you will face, and has prepared everything for all your needs on the way. You will be in His shadow and in the coolness of His green pastures. If there is difficulty on the way, the Lord will remove it or will give you the grace to go through it all. He will hold your hands and take you forward to your destination. Your future is secure in Him and through Him. You are privileged to enjoy the personal attention and guidance of your Lord on all the days of your life. Today it is your opportunity to enjoy this journey with the Lord.Psalms 16:11 – You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.Thought for Today
There is no greater thrill than walking with Jesus on a daily basis by faith and trust in Him.