The Will of God, Day 4

God Will Show You His Will

In order for you to willingly participate in God’s plan, you have to know what it is. And you must trust and believe that He’ll show you His plan when you seek Him. So make the decision right now to believe this simple fact—your Savior wants you to know His will so you can walk in it. 

How do I know this? 

First, because it’s God’s character to reveal His will to you. If the Lord wants you to live a certain way and make specific choices, then He must assume responsibility for teaching you the right thing to do. He understands that the road can become confusing and that often the choices you face are difficult and complex. But as a good and faithful Father who sees what’s ahead, He’s more than willing to help you—and He says so many times in His Word. In Psalm 32:8, He assures you, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” This is why you read about people such as David praying, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Ps. 143:10). David knew that it was (and still is) the Lord’s character to want us to know what His will is so that we may walk in it (1 Chron. 16:8–12). 

Second, God promises that He will show you His will. James 1:5 proclaims, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Likewise, Proverbs 28:5 affirms, “Those who seek the Lord understand all things.” In fact, throughout the Bible, you’ll find numerous promises the Father has given to reveal His plans to you. 

So from this point forward in your walk with Him, let there be no doubt: You can be absolutely certain the Lord will show you His will. And if doubts do arise, place your rest in the assertion of Psalm 16:11: “You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:8 NIV

Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143:10 NIV

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced

1 Chronicles 16:8-12 NIV

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5 NIV

Evildoers do not understand what is right,
but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

Proverbs 28:5 NIV

You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 NIV

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