“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
I was encouraging a friend of mine a few week’s ago to trust in the Lord’s plan. As my friend was facing life altering decisions where fear can quickly creep in, us as humans can have doubts and second guesses. Encouraging the reminder of trusting the Lord’s plan brought to my mind – why do we struggle so much to trust His plan? Is it because we think our plans are better? Less scarier? More comfortable?
His will be done. We cannot compete with it even if we try. So why do we?
Us Christians who have surrendered our ways to follow the Lord’s ways – why do we still try to figure it all out on our own? We gave our life to Him. It is not our life to figure out. It’s a life that belonged to Him in the beginning, and it belongs to Him now. We should not want it our way, but His way. I love the verse in Psalms and the key word it begins with. I will “instruct” you.
Merriam Webster defines “instruct” as: To give knowledge to. To teach, to train. To
provide information and advice.
How neat and comforting to serve a God that truly wanted to teach us His ways. While learning His ways, He will show us the way to go. You won’t be alone, and you will be counseled.
Limit the doubts, the second guesses, and lean into the one who wants to instruct you in the way you should go. He wants to be the light to your path and life.
I encourage you today to give your life to the Lord. When you do – give up your ways. Trust His ways. Trust His instruction and love to guide you – every step of the way.