God's wise Guidance
"Trust in the Lord
with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from
Your way, O
And lead me in a smooth path....
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!"
O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me...
Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day."
Notice here that Paul did
not seek the counsel of other Christians, but trusted entirely in
when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and
called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I
might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer
with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who
were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to
"The Lord is my
shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake."
"...the sheep hear
his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them
out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and
the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will
by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do
not know the voice of strangers.” John
"I am the good
shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the
Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life
for the sheep."
will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope."
"Be anxious for
nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and
the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
"Now therefore, I pray,
if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way,
that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight."
ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk
Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the
"Only be strong and very
courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law
which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to
the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you
of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
"Where can I go from Your
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, 'Surely the darkness shall fall on me,' even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You."
me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore."
"Cause me to hear Your
lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
for I lift up my soul to You."
"They shall neither
hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them,
nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will
shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."