I will instruct you and teach
you the way you should go.
I’m not the brightest porch light on the block when it comes to direction. One night, my son Doug and I were driving to my apartment from across town. I thought I knew the way, but we found ourselves in a part of the city that was downright scary. I started breathing again when Doug accessed GPS on his iPhone.
I’ve also been in places spiritually where I shouldn’t have been.
David knew the feeling. There were times when he felt lost. According to Psalm 143, he landed in a bad neighborhood: his strength was fading, and he was in trouble (vv. 7, 11).
What to do? He got on his prayer phone and asked God for direction: “I trust in you. Show me the way I should go” (v. 8).
That’s a prayer worth copying.
God’s help is just a whisper away.