King David’s GPS
Trust God for great things
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the meaning of noun ‘trust’ is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something; and the verb ‘trust’ is to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you. Trusting is what we do; because of the faith we have been given. It is nothing but believing in the promises of God in all circumstances, even in those where the evidences seem to be contrary.
Frequently in life and in our day today living, we doubt God’s path. We wonder, if this really is the way? We become sceptical of the divine plan in our lives. We lose heart, our faith falters. God’s ways are frequently unique as said in Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways”. We fail to see the full picture of God’s plan until it is unveiled to us.
Challenged by the daunting task of travelling with my family from Delhi to Mumbai, led me to use GPS system in my mobile navigation, without which our journey would have been filled with tension and worries. At each intersection we would have had to gauge whether it is best to continue straight ahead or to turn left or right; stop many a times to ask directions from the passer-by who would have even misguided us.
In our daily chores of life, GPS (Global Positioning System) has become an integrative part of our society. These days our mobiles have GPS navigation system that gives us direction on how to reach our destination when we do not know the route. In this application, before you start your journey, you enter your present location and your destination, thereafter a pleasant voice keeps guiding you throughout your journey. But before starting with your navigation you will have to trust the GPS system and accept the routes shown by them. Else the system will not work and you will have to find your own way out.
When we trust the GPS system and accept the route shown, we will be guided gently and correctly at every step. We will know where to turn, where to continue straight and where to stop. Our minds will be free to contemplate God, to think pleasant and peaceful thoughts, to converse with others in our journey.
In the Bible, King David also followed a unique, most trusted and unfailing GPS - God’s Perfect System. In Psalm 37:5, King David says, “Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass”.
Just like in the GPS navigation system, we enter our location and destination, the psalmist admonishes us to first, commit our way to the Lord. That’s a single, decisive act.
The next step is to press the accept button, i.e, trust in the Lord. We must trust that all things will work out for our best (Rom 8:28); and we must trust that God has already purposed our best in His heart and that we are part of His divine purpose that will extend into all eternity. And when you take the first two steps then the third step is the Lord’s: He will do it. He’ll bring it to pass.
God’s Perfect System says that it will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go (Psalm 32:8). We must continue to “accept” the guidance given by God’s Perfect System and try to remain in the system till we reach our final destiny because it gives us the assurance that it will make our steps firm and will uphold us, when we delights in God’s Perfect System (Psalm37:23-24) .
Global Positioning System may fail us, but God’s Perfect System will never!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Jobin Koshy