As we enter 2014, these verses are the perfect ones to have on our minds. Each day, we walk into the great unknown—even if we think we know what’s up ahead. Each day is full of surprises: some big, some little, some joyful, some sad. Some are completely life-changing; I’m thankful these are rare.
In any case, as we boldly step into our future, whether it’s the next second or the next year, let’s remember that God is our Guide and ask Him often to:
Show us His ways.
Teach us His paths.
Guide us in His Truth.
After all, He is our God—our Creator and King. He is our Savior—the One Who has rescued us from sin, Who does rescue us from trouble and temptation each day (insofar as we cooperate), and Who will rescue us from this world when He takes us to New Earth* some future day. This is what makes Him our Hope for every day, and the only One Who deserves to take the lead in our lives.
Jesus, please guide us step by step through every day of 2014 and for the rest of our lives. We’ll trust Your way as You reveal it. Amen.
*Randy Alcorn’s term for Heaven—I like it!