Show Me Your Ways

“Show me Your ways, O Lord,

teach me Your paths;

guide me in Your truth and teach me,

for You are God my Savior,

and my hope is in You all day long.”

– (Psalm 25:4-5)

These words, penned by David as part of a prayer for defense, guidance and pardon, demonstrate the complete necessity to turn to God for guidance in all things and at all times.  Despite some desperately shaky seasons in David’s life, he knew that the solution to each challenge, was to call on the Lord, and trust in Him to provide wisdom and guidance in the way in which he was meant to go.

When we ask the Lord to show us His ways, what are we meant to do?  He has provided a primary guidance system for us through His Word, and when we spend time reading it and asking Him to show us new things, He answers – unlocking new understanding and insight that we did not have before.  The more we know Him, the more deeply we trust and place our hope in Him.  As we become aware of the magnitude of His majesty, we cannot help but turn to trust.  Hope begins to hold fast to our hearts as we hear His beat for us, individually.

Show me Your ways,Show Me Your Ways

as I seek to know;

all of my days,

O Lord, help me grow.

Let wisdom come,

understanding too;

from rising sun,

’til the day is through.

May my heart seek,

earnestly each day;

Strength when we’re weak,

our purpose to pray.

You are my hope,

God, Savior of all;

courage to cope,

as You hear each call.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are willing to show us Your ways, and teach us Your truth.  Thank You that You have provided Your Word and the way to be in constant communion with You, through the gift of Your Holy Spirit, granted through the mercy and grace given as Jesus sacrificed Himself on our behalf.  Thank You that our hope is held in You alone, and that You will guide us and teach us if we choose to trust You.  Forgive us for our lack of faith, or for our failure to fully invest ourselves into our relationship with You.  Thank You that You withheld nothing from us.  Please help us to do the same.  Teach us to trust You in such a way, that we are willing to allow You into every area of our lives, granting You the reigns.  May we walk in truth, and love as we are loved by You.  May many come to know the heavenly hope that is found in You alone, as we allow You to lead.  Let our lives speak volumes of Your mercy and grace, to those who do not yet know You.  Be glorified, Lord God.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things. 

Who, O God, is like You?

– Psalm 71:19

3 Comments

  1. Shannon, thank you for sharing these verses today. I claimed these verses as my life verses. I pray them often. To me if God answers my call to him, and I do whatever He tells me to do, I’ll be on a holy and hopeful walk with Him all day long. I know these are important verses to you because of all the tags you associated with them. Awesome post and wonderfully compelling words in your prayer as well. God bless and thank you again.

    • Blessings to you and your loved ones, Steven. You all are in my prayers. I am in awe of how God works, even on the darkest of days, through the hurting, to offer His light. Be encouraged, as your light shines bright, even on dark days…

      • Yes, Shannon. Thank you. His light always shines, you are right. God bless you.

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