Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5
David is praying. David knew God heard his prayers. David was convinced the Lord answered his prayers. How could David be so sure?
The desire of David’s heart formed his prayers. They were also the desires of God’s heart. The Lord put His desires in David’s heart. David prayed according to God’s will.
When I was a new believer I asked God for patience. The man who led me to the Lord said I should never pray for patience. He said I was asking for trouble.
Was David inviting trouble when he prayed, “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths?” David was asking God to bless him!
God has always shown His ways and taught His paths to mighty men and women of faith. Many of them needed to be humbled taught obedience and patient perseverance before they could become useful vessels in God’s mighty hands.
I may have been naïve and unlearned when I asked God for patience but I was also unafraid. I was so in love with the Lord I trusted Him completely. Maybe it was because Jesus was the only resource I had. Jesus was the only resource I needed.
David knew what he was asking from God. This Psalm is a plea for forgiveness from his sins and deliverance from his enemies. David is declaring his confidence in prayer. David is declaring his confidence in the God he prayed to!
How can we be so confident in the Lord we are unafraid of Him showing us His ways and teaching us His paths? The bible says a wise man looks to the end of the matter. We can focus on the end result of what God wants to accomplish in us and through us.
David knew the same God who saved him from eternal death is the source of truth. David knew he would need the truth of God to avoid the deception surrounding him.
After David prayed he waited patiently for the God who gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud to answer his prayer!
Ask God to show you His ways. Ask Him to teach you His paths. Let Jesus lead you into truth. Do not be afraid. Jesus is the God of salvation. He gives grace to people who are humble in heart and poor in resources.
The Lord answers the prayers of people who know He is the only resource we need. After you have prayed wait in faith for Him to answer. You will need the truth of God to avoid the deception surrounding us!
The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him. Jesus shows them His covenant. Pray with boldness and confident assurance. God knows exactly what you need!
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