“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you.” (Isaiah 48:17)
Dear friend, today there is a promise, which God is revealing to you. He says in Isaiah 48:17 “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you.” God teaches only whatever is best for you in life. From now, you are going to have a relationship where God teaches you very closely and directly. What a great privilege it is! You may be wondering how you can hear God’s voice. First of all, you have to desire the will of God in your life. Secondly, whatever you do, you have to keep your eyes and ears fixed on the Lord. Tell the Lord what you are going to do and ask Him to guide you in it. As a result, in every decision you have to make and in everything you have to move forward, the Lord will teach you.
Making the correct decision is very difficult; for example, choosing the right college or course of study. It is because you do not know what may happen in the future, but thank God for He knows it all. When He teaches, you will hear it in your heart. Sometimes, there is a clash between what you want and what God wants for you. When we were little children, it was difficult to do certain things which our parents said. They would tell that we had to go to a certain person’s house, but then we had to go to so many people’s houses. Sometimes, there would be so many meetings going on continuously. They would say not to make a specific haircut or not to speak in a certain manner. It was tough to follow because we wanted a certain other style. However, God would intervene and say to follow what our parents told us and that it was His will. This was the reason we were able to follow it.
God reveals what is best for you in certain things. Even Jesus struggled with it. He cried out to God saying ‘Father if there is some other way than going to the cross and dying, please show it to me.’ It was very difficult, but Father said that going to the cross was His way and strengthened Jesus. Because of it, Jesus is exalted high today, yes exalted in the highest place! Similarly, God will honor you as you follow what He teaches you and do His will.
My loving Heavenly Father,
Thank you for today’s promise. Lord, please help me to hear your voice. I want to be guided by you in everything because you want the best for my life. Let me always do what you love and reject anything that is not your choice. Let me always desire to fulfill your will. Thank you for you will teach and guide me.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.