My heart breaks as I watch young people (and sometimes not-so-young people) reject the guidance God gives us through His Word in favor of the world’s supposed wisdom. Several people I love have wandered from the precepts of Scripture and, as a result, have greatly damaged their lives.
I could have made the same mistake. But in His mercy, the Lord kept pulling me back to His Word, guiding me to live in repentance and obedience. As I learn His principles for living a holy life, I find myself following Him. Far from a mystical experience, I simply apply His Word in various situations and then see His providence as He orders my circumstances.
Today’s hymn reminds me of His faithfulness in directing my life. I pray that my prodigal loved ones will return to His leadership so that they can sing songs of praises to Him.