Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Hallelujah Hallelujah"1 (Lyrics)
Psalm 25:5 – Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (NIV)
Especially when I'm travelling to a distant or new place, I love using my GPS (Satnav in the UK). It takes the worry out of reaching my destination and has made driving so much easier. I trust the satellite system to be accurate, and it has failed me only a couple of times. I rely on it to be updated, and I will continue to use it, whether it's to get me around the city or across the country.
In very much the same way, but with much more faith, I place my life into God's hands. The ultimate destination is a new and distant place: heaven. I can get there only by following God's directions, which are mapped out for me in the Bible. There are times when I get lost, or take a shortcut, or even ignore God's guidance. During those moments, I need to return to God, ask for forgiveness, and allow Him to recalculate my direction. Thankfully, God's grace through Christ permits me to get back on His path again, so that I can once more travel heavenward.
Perhaps you feel lost or have taken a wrong path. Maybe you feel a gap between you and God and don't know where to go with life or what to do. Come to God in prayer and just ask for His guidance. He'll put you back on the right road, and once more, you can find hope in Him all day long — and all life long.
Questions: Where am I headed in life? Am I willing to let God recalculate my direction?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, be our Guide today, and reset our tracks on the right road that leads to heaven. Grant us the guidance that we need, and reassure us of Your love. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.