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A Devotion for God's Guidance

A prayer to help you through life's tough decisions.

By Erin Keeley Marshall, Rogers, Arkansas.

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There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Luke 12:2 (NIV)

Back in my twenties I was facing a difficult decision and didn’t know if I was approaching it with all the wisdom I needed. I wanted to do the right thing for my future, but did I know all I needed to know to make such a life-changing decision?

I wished I was as clear on the answer as I was about my feelings of inadequacy. I felt myself drawn in one direction but hesitating for one reason or another. I needed more security than my fallible human reasoning offered.

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When I turned to a trusted friend for advice, she said something that has stuck with me to this day. She prayed with me and asked God to “let nothing remain hidden that needs to come out.” How free I felt with those simple words!

Our futures are in the Lord’s hands. Yes, it’s our part to give our all, but the final result is up to Jesus, Who is abundantly capable to guide us on the best path. He wants us to rely on Him. Like a Shepherd leading His sheep, Jesus promises to guide us; He even says we’ll hear His voice (see John 10:27).

This news ought to be revitalizing and confidence building. He will reveal all that needs to be revealed in time for us to take the steps He knows are best. Put the responsibility back on Him where it belongs; your job is to listen for Him and trust Him to be Himself, your Leader.

Faith step: If you’re confused by circumstances, ask Jesus to open your mind and heart to the facts you need to know to follow Him.