Spent a lifetime searching for you
Unseen guide eluding grasp
Only remnants of your presence
Miracles seen in my past
Yes the trail of all your wonders
Strewn behind my tender steps
Evidence of glory’s sunder
Though the path before me kept
Blindly I will surely follow
Seeking for your shrouded will
Down through darkened valleys follow
Trusting purpose to reveal
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” Isaiah 30:21
Today I ponder the mystery of following the Holy Spirit. The path before me often seems veiled in purpose, though at times I am so certain of the direction. To my chagrin, what I anticipate as the next best step seldom ends up being my correct course.
Perhaps the Holy Spirit guides us from behind. From my vantage, it seems that often the past contains the only sure evidence of His presence. I can look over the shoulder of years gone by and see how intricately He guided my direction, even though I seemed to have muddled through most of life’s decisions.
What a wonderful God we follow whom invisibly prepares our destiny. Is this the walk of faith required? Those who truly love Him more than knowing what comes next will follow such an elusive guide. Those who only care about certainty and control will fall aside in the midst of such rigors of trust.