In God we trust
No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord. Psalm 25:3-7
When faced with a big decision in life, there is temptation to not wait on God’s wisdom. There is a tendency to just rely on one’s own abilities and not wait on God’s. From our text, the Psalmist is praying that God will lead him to the path he should take. For him, the only decision that will matter is the one that comes from God. He knew that God will listen to Him and will help him make the right decision. Once you commit to wait on the Lord, Satan, will try to hinder you to follow through on your commitment. One of his tactics is to tempt you that will lead you to recommence following your own schedule. The tendency is to get impatient waiting on the Lord to act and cause you to run ahead of Him. Feeling of insecurity can creep in and may keep you from anticipating God’s answer. Whatever actions you may take for you have opted to take matters into your hand, you get off the track of following God’s will for your life. Satan could also use others to pressure you into making hasty decision. The tendency is to listen to people’s opinions about your situation and you find that the pressure is hard to resist. They will try to convince you to listen to their advice and persuade you to believe that waiting on God is a waste of time. There is value in listening to people’s counsel only if the ones providing are godly people especially if their counsel is confirmed by the principles found in God’s word. Trust that God will only desire what is best for His children. We might find that what God provided as His answer to our prayers is contrary to what we desire and expect. Yet, like what the Psalmist said “No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced.” Trust God and take heed of His promise. Put your hope in Him and learn to wait on His wisdom. “The Lord is good and does what is right” (Psalm 25:8). Once you commit and act based on how God responded to you, you will grow in your intimacy with Him and you will realize His unfailing love.