Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
As I have been pondering on this scripture lately. It brings such reassurance to me. So many scriptures speak to us about God leading us. Psalms 23 of David tells us , The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he LEADS me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He LEADS me in the path of righteousness for HIS NAME SAKE.
Psalm 25:9 – “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.”Psalm 31:3 – “For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.”Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”Psalm 48:14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”Psalm 73:24 – “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.”Psalm 78:52 – “But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.”Psalm 78:72 – “So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.”
I always thought about God leading us as he will walk before us and yes he does do this. But, there are times for me that I need a brace. Someone to come up behind me and hold me up and be the physical strength I need. Studying this scripture and reading commentaries about it, it also refers to shepherds following their flocks, who, when they observe any of the sheep going out of the way, call them back.
There are so many times that I feel like I come to a place where there are several ways. There are times when I am at a loss on which way to take, and inclining to turn to the right or left. This “voice behind” is the whisper of the Sovereign God. For his sheep KNOW his voice. In his grace, he walks behind me and gives me the direction I need. The support I need. What a foundation principle that we can rely on, the whisper of his voice to tell us , This is the way, walk in it. It will always direct us to Jesus ~
I am so thankful that even though there are times that I am in the deepest part of the water, He is still there. When I feel the fiery darts of the enemy being thrown full throttle, My Redeemer is with me. In this storm that I am in , God’s word says, Do not fear, for I am with you. His righteous right hand is holding me up and he and he alone is all the support I need. This battle is the Lord’s. I must trust in him in all times ~
Hoping this scripture brings comfort for you today as it does me. His rod and his staff , they comfort me. Through him and him alone, my cup runneth OVER ~