Posted by: missionventureministries | March 7, 2016


Psalm 31 vs 3

“For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3)

We need to follow what is already clearly revealed in the Holy Scriptures, if we are to know His will and guidance in those things He has not yet made known. God has already made known the greater part of His will for us in the Bible. Paul wrote: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) 

The Bible is full of instructions as to how God wants His people to live and to seek Him. All we need to do is to read the Bible regularly and prayerfully seek and obey the things that God teaches us from His Holy Word. Much of God’s will has already been made plain as to what we should do and how we are to honor Him in all that we think, say and do; and He gives us the Holy Spirit for the very purpose of enabling us to obey. 

The writer of Proverbs says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). If we exercise trust and acknowledge Him in every area of our lives, His promise is that He will guide us.  

In Isaiah it is written: “The Lord will guide you always” (Isaiah 58:11). In other words, if our motives and goals are right, following God’s guidance is something that will naturally happen. The Bible says that “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6) 

Often when we look back is when we see that the Lord has been guiding us all along. 

God word says: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle.” (Psalm 32:8-9) 

We need to listen to God’s guidance because it is written: “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105) 

Hearing God’s guidance begins with our mind and heart. The Bible reminds us to “be still” (Psalm 46:10) as we listen for His leading, and to “be transformed by the renewal of our mind.” (Romans 12:2) 

The Scriptures are full of prayers we can use to ask God to focus on Him, such as: “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!” (Psalm 139:23). We need to genuinely seek the Lord and remember that: “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)  

Thinking, reading and speaking God’s Word helps us to live it out! The Bible promises that we can seek His will in all you do (Proverbs 3:6) and depend on Him to guide all our paths. 

As we seek God’s guidance for all our actions, we need to pray to God the requests found in the Psalms: “Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness”; “Teach me Your way, O Lord”; “Teach me to do Your will, my God!” (Psalms 5:8, 86:11, 143:10). If we trust in Him, God will lift us up so that as we depend on Him it will become second nature to us, because He is our rock and fortress; and for His name’s sake He will lead us and guide us. (Psalm 31:3)



  1. Thanks, very good.

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