Needing God’s Guiding Presence
(Reference material: God’s Promises to You)
Your word is a lamp to guide me
and a light for my path.
I will keep my solemn promise
to obey your just instructions.
My sufferings, LORD, are terrible indeed;
keep me alive, as you have promised.
Accept my prayer of thanks, O LORD,
and teach me your commands.
I am always ready to risk my life;
I have not forgotten your law.
The wicked lay a trap for me,
but I have not disobeyed your commands.
Your commandments are my eternal possession;
they are the joy of my heart.
I have decided to obey your laws
until the day I die.
-Psalm 119:105-112 Good News Translation (GNT)
LORD, you have examined me and you know me.
You know everything I do;
from far away you understand all my thoughts.
You see me, whether I am working or resting;
you know all my actions.
Even before I speak,
you already know what I will say.
You are all around me on every side;
you protect me with your power.
Your knowledge of me is too deep;
it is beyond my understanding.
Where could I go to escape from you?
Where could I get away from your presence?
If I went up to heaven, you would be there;
if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
If I flew away beyond the east
or lived in the farthest place in the west,
you would be there to lead me,
you would be there to help me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me
or the light around me to turn into night,
but even darkness is not dark for you,
and the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
-Psalm 139:1-12 Good News Translation (GNT)
Heavenly Father, I put my life into Your hands. I trust that You will lead me, help me, and shine a light on the paths that I must take. I love You, Lord.