The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you” (NLT, Psalm 32:8).
This morning (March 15th, 2018) I stumbled upon an old story from the great English preacher, Charles Spurgeon, and it encouraged me. Let me share it with you.
“We were at the foot of Mount Blanc in the village of Chamouni. A sad thing had happened the day before. A young physician had determined to reach the heights of Mt. Blanc. He accomplished the feat and the little village was illuminated in his honor; on the mountain-side a flag was floating that told of his victory. After he had ascended, and descended as far as the hut, he wanted to be released from his guide; he wanted to be free from the rope and insisted on going on alone.
The guide remonstrated with him, telling him it was not safe; but he was tired of the rope, and declared that he would be free. The guide was compelled to yield.
The young man had gone only a short distance when his foot slipped on the ice and he could not stop himself from sliding down the icy steeps. The rope was gone, so the guide could not hold him nor pull him back. Out on the shelving ice lay the body of the young physician.
The bells had been rung, the village had been illumined in honor of his success; but alas, in a fatal moment he refused to be guided; he was tired of the rope.
Do YOU get tired of the rope? God’s providences hold us, restrain us, and we get tired sometimes. We need our Guide, and shall, until the dangerous paths are over. Never get disengaged from your Guide.
Let your prayer be,
“Lead Thou me on.” -C. H. Spurgeon
So let me encourage each of you reading this during this month: the LORD is your Guide! Don’t let go of the rope! Seek Him daily in His Word, and be in continual prayer. Be assured, you are on the best possible pathway for your life.
Trust your Guide & keep on going…
Until next month, remember Psalm 32:8, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
Brother Carl of