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Navigating Life’s Rapids

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Navigating Life’s Rapids  [June 30,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

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

Also Read Psalm 32:5–11(NIV)

“Everybody on the left, give me three strong forward strokes!” our water raft guide shouted. Those on the left dug in, pulling our raft away from a churning vortex. For several hours, we’d learned the importance of listening to our guide’s instructions. His steady voice enabled six people with little rafting experience to work together to plot the safest course down a raging river.

Life has its share of whitewater rapids, doesn’t it? One moment, it’s smooth sailing. Then, in a flash, we’re paddling like mad to avoid suddenly swirling whirlpools. Those tense moments make us keenly aware of our need for a skilled guide, a trusted voice to help us navigate turbulent times.

In Psalm 32, God promises to be that voice: “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go” (v. 8). Backing up, we see that confessing our sins (v. 5) and prayerfully seeking Him (v. 6) play a role in hearing Him too. Still, I take comfort in the fact that God promises, “I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (v. 8), a reminder that His guidance flows from His love. Near the end of the chapter, the psalmist concludes, “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts him” (v. 10). And as we trust Him, we can rest in His promise to guide us through life’s rockiest passages.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What circumstances in your life right now feel like whitewater rapids?
  • How might you seek God’s guiding voice about how to respond?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father, thank You for Your promise to be my Guide. Help me to seek You and listen to You as You direct the course of my life.

-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Needing His Leading

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Needing His Leading [June 1,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

From the ends of the earth I call to you. [Psalm 61:2]

Also Read Psalm 61

Uncle Zaki was more than a friend to scholar Kenneth Bailey; he was his trusted guide on challenging excursions into the vast Sahara. By following Uncle Zaki, Bailey says that he and his team were demonstrating their complete trust in him. In essence, they were affirming, “We don’t know the way to where we are going, and if you get us lost we will all die. We have placed our total trust in your leadership.”

In a time of great weariness and heartache, David looked beyond any human guide, seeking direction from the God he served. In Psalm 61:2 we read, “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” He longed for the safety and relief of being ushered afresh into God’s presence (vv. 3–4).

God’s guidance in life is desperately needed for people the Scriptures describe as sheep that have “gone astray” (Isaiah 53:6). Left to ourselves, we would be hopelessly lost in the desert of a broken world.

But we are not left to ourselves! We have a Shepherd who leads us “beside quiet waters,” refreshes our souls, and guides us (Psalm 23:2–3).

Where do you need His leading today? Call on Him. He will never leave you.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What was it like when you felt lost?
  • How can you begin to trust God’s desire to guide you like a shepherd in those times of seeking?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Loving Father, thank You for being my Shepherd and Guide. Help me to trust You and rest in Your wisdom, allowing Your Spirit to guide me through the challenging moments of life.

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta