“Show me Your ways, oh Lord. Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.”

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things.”

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

We don’t have to know everything. We don’t have to have a game plan for every new season, or have the route mapped out before we get to the turn in the road. He promises to teach us His holy ways–the ways my soul so hungers to know–and He promises to be with us as we flounder and falter and eventually figure it all out.

I remember when Ryan and I were engaged, Ryan asked Dad if there were any books we should be reading. My dad said, “No, not really. See, there’s an advantage to being a Christian: you don’t have to cram for every new situation you find yourself coming into.”

I think of that all the time. I don’t need to frantically find the right shelf at the Christian bookstore and then devour its contents. I have the Holy Spirit–and He leads me today as surely as He’s led me in all of my yesterdays.

What a comforting thing to know. He makes our footsteps firm. He is for us.

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