Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you do not know what next to do and which direction to turn? At such junctions, the one direction you must turn is upwards. Our passage today admonishes, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Human knowledge and wisdom is grossly limited and anyone who relies on them is terribly handicapped. You cannot see what is happening just one metre behind you. You cannot see beyond the wall that separates you from the next room. You cannot see beyond the next bend while you are driving.
But There is One that knows everything that is; everything that was; and everything that will be. That one is the Holy Spirit. This Holy Spirit began to live inside you since the day you invited Jesus to come into your life and be your Lord and Saviour. The essence of His being in you is to be your Helper, your Teacher, your Healer, your comforter, your Reviver, Your Counsellor, your Guide and much more.
The Holy Spirit is ever present with you and He is ever willing to help you. A costly mistake people make is that they often forget to turn to the Holy Spirit at critical junctions of their life journeys. We seem to prefer to try everything else, and after failing in all of them, we remember that the Holy Spirit is standing by to help. Why not save yourself the agony and stress of fruitless groping and toils by calling upon the Holy Spirit first. He is your ever present help in times of need.
- Pray that the spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding be quickened in you.
CONFESSION: The Holy Spirit in me knows all things. I rely on Him to lead me all the way.