Think of the progress humanity has made when it comes to guidance. Navigation is one example – from stars to maps, to GPS. The ease with which we are guided today may make us resent the process of gaining guidance from God about life’s decisions. We want Him to direct our paths – and He will – but the means to that end involves trusting Him, leaning on Him instead of our own understanding, and acknowledging Him in all our ways. Those are not “click here for directions” instructions, but disciplines we develop over time. God’s guidance is a fruit of our intimacy and faithfulness to Him. Because God is good, He gives us the gift of His guidance.

Commentary from the Turning Points magazine and devotional by David Jeremiah, October 30/31, 2021.