Guided with His Eye
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. ~Psalm 32:8
Blindness has to rank as one of the great misfortunes in life. Think of the difficulty that a vision-impaired person has walking in darkness and dependent upon sound and touch as his primary guide. To counteract this, some people with sight impairment utilize seeing-eye dogs. These dogs are basically the eyes and sight for a blind person. A seeing-eye dog provides the necessary set of eyes to help assure a vision-impaired person that he is on the right path and direction. These well-trained dogs help make sure the vision-impaired person does not step in the path of a car, walk into a ditch, or walk into a solid object. This morning, we want to see how God promises to guide us with His eye.
There is the comforting guarantee.
God says, “I will.” “I will instruct thee... I will guide thee.” It is a guarantee for all who have called on the name of Christ as Savior. There is no need for guessing on our part. When we commit our way and concerns to God, He assures us that He will show us exactly where we are to go and what we are to do.
There is the counseled guidance.
There is instruction in this guidance. He teaches us through His Word. It is a step-by-step guidance. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD.” The psalmist prayed, “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” There is no misguidance in the steps that God directs us to take.
There is the confident green light.
“He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” When God leads me, there will be the affirmative go-aheads and green lights. We do not have to push doors open or run through red lights to get to where we are supposed to go! “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
There is the careful guardianship.
He watches us as we trust Him for direction. His careful eye is ever on us! His careful eye is ever for us! His careful eye looks ahead on our behalf. He sees much further ahead for us than we can plan for.
There is the contented goodness.
God does not lead us astray. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” There is contentment in knowing that God has my best interests in mind as He leads me. We do not need to fret, worry, or become anxious about God’s leadership in our life. Learn to “lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him.”
There is the consecrated glory.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” What benefit we receive when we arrive at our destination is all to the glory of God.
Trust God with complete confidence for the direction of your life. Ask Him to give you the instruction you need to arrive at where you need to go. Let God be your seeing eye!
Have a directed God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 1 Samuel 13-14