I am teaching at men’s retreats this weekend and next, and one of the passages we will be looking at is Isaiah 42. As I have been reading it, V:16 has become the focus of my “musings” ~ “I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight, these things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”
The following devotional thought is one I came upon while studying. It was a truth so well stated and the words employed so eloquent, that I gladly share them with you for your own consideration & edification. Read on… and “muse” with me ~
“If God explained all His ways with us beforehand we would no longer walk by faith, but by sight. He leads us along strange paths, and through new and peculiar experiences that we may learn how marvelously His grace can sustain, and how blessedly His wisdom can plan.
(he continues) “It is not necessary that we should see the road ahead. It is only necessary that we trust our guide. He knows the end from the beginning, and He never deviates from His purpose of blessing. Therefore, when at last we have reached the City of God and look back over the way we have come, we shall praise Him for all His dealings with us, and we shall understand the reason for every trial we have experienced, every test we have endured and every turn we have taken.” (H.A. Ironside)