Lead and Guide Me

for the sake of your name lead and guide me…. (Ps 31:3).

Helping my nephew learn how to walk brought me such joy to see his little wobbly legs place one unstable foot in front of the other.

Holding Gabe

When he first started learning how to walk I would hold his hands and guide his feet. Sure, at times, he’d stumble or get scared and not want to take the next step, but I was there, and so was his mommy and daddy to encourage him to be courageous as he put one foot in front of the other.

Walking God’s path for our lives is more about being led by the hand of His mercy than knowing each step along the way. It is to place ourselves in a position of dependence upon the Father’s hands to hold us up, encourage us, and guide us on the next step in our journey.

There is a happiness of the heart we will never experience if we do not go before the Father with an attitude like a child. God cannot direct self-assured, overly confident persons, but he can lead and guide the humble. He can take our wobbly legs and give them purpose and direction. All we have to do is hold onto His hand and with great joy as the master teaches us how to walk.

Father, today, I hold fast to your hand of mercy. Sometimes, because of my own stubbornness, I run ahead of you. I forget that I am a child in need of your mercy. Lord, guide me by your hand. I want to put myself in a position of humility before you in Jesus name, Amen.

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