"The Lord shall guide thee continually." (Isaiah 58:11)
What aileth thee? Hast thou lost thy way? Art thou entangled in a dark wood and canst thou
not find thy paths? Stand still, and see the salvation of God. He knows the way, and He
will direct thee in it if thou cry unto Him.
Every day brings its own perplexity. How sweet to feel that the guidance of the Lord is
continual! If we choose our own way or consult with flesh and blood we cast ok the Lord's
guidance; but if we abstain from self-will, then He will direct every step of our road,
every hour of the day, and every day of the year, and every year of our life. If we will
but be guided, we shall be guided. If we will commit our way unto the Lord, He will direct
our course so that we shall not lose ourselves.
But note to whom this promise is made. Read the previous verse: "If thou draw out thy
soul to the hungry." We must feel for others and give them, not a few dry crusts, but
such things as we ourselves would wish to receive. If we show a tender care for our
fellow-creatures in the hour of their need, then will the Lord attend to our necessities
and make Himself our continual Guide. Jesus is the Leader, not of misers, nor of those who
oppress the poor, but of the kind and tenderhearted. Such persons are pilgrims who shall
never miss their way.