Counsel In All Things

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. – (Psalm 32:8, NIV) 

The Lord says, “I will teach you and guide you in the way you should live. I will watch over you and be your guide.” – (Psalm 32:8, ERV) 

I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and will watch over you. – (Psalm 32:8, VOICE) 

God is faithful to instruct and teach us, and to show us which way is best for our lives. When we are invested in Him – learning and growing, seeking and knowing – He leads us and guides us in the ways in which we are to go. Sometimes, even when things seem to be what we are hoping for, He steers us away, and we later come to understand why. We are walking through a season of this right now. A direction I thought I was to go, is not; and my love is being led into a possible new. I trust and know He has our very best in mind, so we are following in the directions as He shows us the way. God cares about the little things and the big things. As we learn to trust Him in the small things, we recognize that He is trustworthy for the bigger things. May we ever seek the Lord to teach us and show us the ways that are best, for He is our wise counsel and will watch over us. 

God’s ever faithful, 

To show us the way; 

He directs, instructs, 

All night and all day. 

We need only ask, 

Choose listen and learn; 

He’s faithful and near, 

His grace is not earned. 

Love that’s unending, 

Counsel and His peace; 

Direction to trust, 

Presence that won’t cease. 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness, love, guidance and protection. Thank You that we can always come to You and trust. Forgive us for going our own way, rather than seeking You for guidance. Teach us to turn to You and ask You to lead and show us the way. Show us how to love and support those around us best. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek and trust Your counsel for all things – great and small. Amen. 

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

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29

I Lift My Eyes

I Lift My EyesUnto the hills,

I lift my eyes;

for my help Source,

Who hears my cries.

My help alone,

comes from the Lord;

mighty Maker,

all hope afford.

He who keeps watch,

takes not a rest;

keeping secure,

those who invest.

By night and day,

He’s warmth and shade;

He lights our path,

and shows the way.

Secures our life,

for all our days;

present both now,

and for always.

(Responding to Psalm 121)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our help and our hope, and that we need not look further than our next breath to know Your nearness. Thank You that You watch over us and remain with us, even when we feel unaware of Your presence. Thank You that You have a plan and a purpose for each of us, for however many days we have been granted. Help us to count each of them as a gift, so that we may use every day for Your glory. Forgive us for our shortsightedness; for the times that we struggle to see beyond our own situations. Birth in us the ability to see things through Your eyes, so that we may see struggles as opportunities for Your power to be shown, and our trust in the trials as a chance to make Your faithfulness known. May many come to know the reality of a relationship with You, our Redeemer, personally. Amen.

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

For your listening enjoyment this morning, I Lift My Eyes Up, by Kutless. (Click the title in green to have a listen.)