He Guides With His Eyes
A man lived in a very low-lying area near a river. A man in a jeep drove up one day and said, "This area is about to be flooded. You need to get out of here!" The man replied, "I’ll just stay here and trust the Lord to take care of me." And very soon the water was swirling around his front porch as he sat in his rocking chair.
Soon after that, a man came by in a boat, saying, "You need to get out of here. The water is getting higher and higher." The man replied, "I’ll be okay. I’m just going to trust the Lord."
Finally, the man ended up on his roof because of the rising water. It had already flooded his house. Suddenly, a helicopter appeared overhead and lowered a chair so he could be taken to safety. He shouted back, "It’s okay. I’ll stay here. I’m trusting the Lord to take care of me."
Well, the man drowned and in heaven, he complained to the Lord that He hadn’t taken care of him. And the Lord said, "Hey! I sent you a jeep, a boat and a helicopter. WHAT ELSE DID YOU WANT ME TO DO?"
There are seven simple words about guidance that are clearly seen in verse 8 of this penitential Psalm. This psalm is full of instruction for the child of God.
The subject of guidance is one that intimately touches every Christian. I believe guidance is a subject that Christian men and woman are very interesting in for we are always anxious to receive help.
Every day, every week, every month and every year, all through our life-time we feel a great need for guidance. We come to the crossroads and we are always wondering which way we should go. For the Christian it is not easy to know which way we ought to turn.
Can we be guided and is it possible for us to make the right decisions in life? This is a short sentence. There are seven simple words about guidance. This short sentence is the Lord’s promise to us. He assures us of His readiness and willingness to guide us. Notice to begin with:-
I. THE PROMISE ...
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