Our Need for Guidance

Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. (Ps. 27:11, KJV)

The Psalms are a favorite place in Scriptures for many people--me included. Perhaps this is true because they speak so clearly and often so succinctly of our daily lives. We can identify with the emotions expressed. Because frequently the Psalms are brief; they may be helpful when one is full of emotions and low on mental concentration.

Most commentators believe Psalm 27 was written by David.  Certainly David had many days filled with trouble that brought him waves of anxiety.  He was threatened by physical and emotional harm;  pursued by enemies.  The Scriptures show that when David was troubled and needed guidance he turned to God.

When we are anxious about the cares of daily living or the trouble that surrounds us; like David we can seek God's help and guidance.  When we humbly seek Him, He can show us how to live. He can bring our focus to the peacefulness of His presence whatever the circumstances in which we are living.   God has promised "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."  (Isaiah 46:4)