Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
How did we ever survive before Google Maps? I mean, seriously, we had to actually hold a paper map in order to navigate ourselves through unfamiliar territory. Things did get a little better when we had access to the Internet and could consult MapQuest and then print turn by turn directions. But even then, we still had a piece of paper to consult, and the only voice telling us where to turn was our backseat driver nagging us. And then, if you got lost, a paper map was little help if you did not know where you were; if you had no reference point.
Nowadays, not only do we have GPS guidance but a friendly voice to give us turn by turn directions, traffic updates, and rerouting us if necessary. It can even warn us of heavy traiffic, construction, accidents and speed traps coming up. Paper maps can not do that. Oh the joy of being guided like this 🙂
In Psalm 25, the psalmist is asking for guidance: Make me know your ways, teach me your paths, Lead me in your truth. And it never ceases to amaze me how often I try to figure things out on my own. It is almost like trying to navigate myself across the country using a paper map when I have my GPS right there. Why in the world would anyone do that? In the same way, why would anyone try to navigate this life without the Creator. Better than the most advanced GPS, God knows this creation and your life “like the back of His hand”. He is your salvation and thus He is infintely in love with you. And being that much in love with you; Jesus suffering on the cross the way he did and then rising from the dead, how can you not trust him to guide your life? Therefore…
for you are the God on my salvation;
for you I wait all day long.
Wait for the Lord. He will never lead you astray.