What a wonderful promise from God! The Bible teaches that God has promised to guide the believer unto death. The word guide in the Hebrew is, nahag, meaning, “to drive, lead, guide, conduct.” Carefully notice that the word “guide” does NOT mean to force or compel. God has promised to lead us through this life; BUT He will not force us to do the right thing.
- Psalm 25:9 - “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.”
- Psalm 31:3 - “For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.”
- Psalm 32:8 - “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
- Psalm 48:14 - “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”
- Psalm 73:24 - “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.”
- Psalm 78:52 - “But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.”
- Psalm 78:72 - “So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.”
It's been said that a coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. What we call coincidence is often in fact God's timing. God continues to guide and direct our paths, even when it seems that we are being led out of the way sometimes. God knows exactly what's going on. Matthew 20:29-30 says that God even knows the number of hairs on our head. Nothing ever occurs to God. Psalms 136:1-6 is an amazing passage of Scriptures, comforting us that God knows every minute detail of our life, 24 hours a day, even the very thoughts of our mind before we think them...
Psalms 139:1-6, “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”
It's important that we do our part and then just rest in the promises of God, trusting the Lord to do His part in His own unique ways and time. Proverb 3:5-6 teaches to trust upon the Lord, lean not unto our own understanding, and to acknowledge God in all our ways.
The Hebrew word for “acknowledge” is yawdah and means, “A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing).” It means that we ought to seek God's opinion in every decision of life. Interestingly, the Bible never tells us to SEEK God's will in our life; but rather, to KNOW what the will of God is from the Bible. This is why Jesus commanded every Christian in John 5:39... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!! What does the Bible teach?
- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.
- Lean not unto thine own understanding.
- In all thy ways acknowledge Him.
“IN ALL THY WAY ACKNOWLEDGE HIM,”
“AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.”
For example: You don't need to pray for God's will concerning whether or not it's ok to marry an unbeliever. 2nd Corinthians 6:14 already gives us the answer, no.
For example: You don't need to pray for God's will about becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, because 1st Timothy 2:9 commands women to dress in modest apparel. That definitely means, no, to joining the whore team!