We can trust God's Directions
September 18-22, 2023 | Always Peachy Devotionals | 4 Things We Can Trust About God Week 3
How is your sense of direction?
I can’t find my way out of a paper bag without help, but I know people who have this in-born sense of direction that’s miraculous. They instinctively know where North is. I don’t understand it, but I’m grateful for it.
It’s always nice when you’ve got someone traveling with you who can help you navigate, especially when you’re driving in a new city. Granted, in Kansas it’s pretty easy to find your way around. Everything is on a grid. But I lived in Atlanta for a year, and it didn’t matter how well you knew the area, you still needed a GPS to tell you if traffic was backed up.
Asking for directions is truly a normal part of life, whether you’re in a new city or in the grocery store (yeah, yeah, I know… I hate asking too, but sometimes you have to). But there’s a risk involved. Every time you ask someone for directions, you’re trusting that they know what they’re telling you. You’re trusting that they know where they are.
There’s always a chance they can give you bad directions.
So what about God? Can God ever give you wrong directions? Can He ever send you down a path that will hurt you or cause damage to you, and if He does, does that mean you can’t trust Him?
Yes, I know it’s a loaded question. But it’s a question we have to ask, and it’s really important to get an answer. Because if we can’t trust God’s directions, what are we even doing here?
The Bible is a miraculous book of promises, and we’ve already talked this month about why we can trust it. Last week, we dived into who God is and studied His character, and why we can trust Him personally. So if we’ve already established that we can trust His Word and we can trust His Character, then it stands to reason that we can trust His Directions too.
That’s what we’re talking about this week. We’re going to focus on what the Bible tells us God says about His directions and how He promises to lead us, protect us, guide us, and reveal our paths to us.
Sept 18 - God teaches us
Sept 19 - God leads us
Sept 20 - God directs us
Sept 21 - God owns us
Sept 22 - God lights our way
Something important to know about God? He doesn’t change. He’s the same as He was yesterday. And He’ll be the same tomorrow as He was today. He doesn’t change His mind. He doesn’t change directions. He doesn’t change at all. We can have confidence in that.
The God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament. What He promised to Israel is as true today as it was 8,000 years ago. What He promised to you yesterday is as true tomorrow as it will be 8,000 years from now.
His Word stands firm. Unchanging. Unyielding. Unbothered by the passage of time or the shifting of cultures and politics. And that’s what led to our memory verse for this week, Psalm 119:89.
God’s Word is eternal. That means it stays the same no matter what happens, no matter what changes, no matter what storms roll in and what tragedies play out. And because both God and His Word last forever, we can place our faith in them. We can build our lives on them. They won’t fail. They won’t collapse. They won’t break.
God’s Word stands, and that means we can stand too.
Have you tested the resilience of God’s Word in your life? Have you given God a chance to prove His faithfulness to you? He will. He already has, by the way. You just may not realize it yet.
When God gives us a direction to follow or a path to walk, He already knows where it ends. And since we can trust Him, we should go where He tells us.
I’m praying for all of you this week as you learn to listen to God’s directions for your life. May we all have the courage to go where He sends us, to do what He directs us to do, and to wait when He says it’s not time yet.
Hugs and blessings, my friends.
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