The Lord Is Guiding You
- The Lord Is Guiding You
13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you....
This article is directed to believers in Jesus Christ to remind you there are many scriptures indicating that God IS guiding you.
Too often we feel like we are just on our own, drifting aimlessly, with no help or guidance from God. Just because you are not aware of God's guidance does not mean He is not guiding you. This is part of God's genius: to be able to do things unnoticed.
When we don't understand God's method of operation, we easily fall prey to the temptation to doubt God is guiding us, or even hearing our prayers. This often leads to begging God for help, which is not faith, and will not produce good results.
We must believe what God says in His Word concerning this subject of guidance, if we desire to please God.
It is always wise to talk with God before making any decision. But just because you don't hear God's audible voice answering you, does not mean that God is not directing you. His primary means of guiding you are His written Word and the witness of the spirit inside you.
God will never guide anyone to act contrary to the teaching of the Bible. That is one reason it is so important to read and study the Bible.
All of the following are scriptures you can apply to yourself. (Only the pronouns have been changed to make them personal.) Saying these will strengthen your faith.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not lack. He leads me beside the still waters. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. (Psalm 23:1-3)
God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)
God will bring me by a way I did not know; God will lead me in paths I have not known. He will make darkness light before me, and crooked places straight. God will do these things for me, and not forsake me. (Isaiah 42:16)
Thus says the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go." (Isaiah 48:17)
The Lord will guide me continually. (Isaiah 58:11)
I follow Jesus so I shall not walk in darkness, but I have the light of life. (John 8:12)
The Spirit of truth has come and He is guiding me into all truth. He will tell me things to come. (John 16:13)
I am led by the Spirit of God for I am a son of God. (Romans
Now thanks be to God who always leads me in triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
It is God Who works in me both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
The Lord Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So I may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear." (Hebrews 13:5-6)
St. Peters Cathedral, New Delhi