This God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:14)
When was the last time you thought of God as your Guide? Yet this is the promise we receive from the Scriptures today. Because of this truth, the question that each one of us must ask and answer is this: Is this God who is our God our Guide . . . even to the end? If our answer is “Yes,” we can be assured of one thing—We will never lose our way. Is that not a source of cosmic comfort to you today, regardless of where this message finds you?
There is more than just comfort issued to us in today’s passage; to consider the truth that the Creator and Sustainer of the universe is also our guide should challenge us to walk by faith and not by sight. For what sight do we need when Omnipotence is leading the way? Know this: When we make this God our God, by grace through faith, we also make Him our Guide in both life and death. He has promised never to leave or forsake us; even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we are to fear no evil, for our God is with us every step of the way. And what is on the other side of physical death? The Substance of life eternal in the presence of Jesus Christ.
Don’t miss the power in this promise today! Because God is our God forever and ever, He will never cease to be our Guide. We can count on Him when the sky is blue and the clouds are fleecy, and we can count on Him when the storm winds begin to blow our way. We can count on Him when the sun is shining brightly, and we can count on Him when the dark clouds roll in. Remember, when darkness covered the land as Jesus hung on the cross, crying out in His agony, “My God, My God,” our God never ceased to be our Guide. And, on the third day, He proved it for all the world to see when Jesus strode out of the grave and straight into our hearts.
So regardless of where this message finds you, look to Jesus as you make your way through life. He has promised to guide you in your personal life . . . in your professional life . . . and He has promised to guide you when you come to the end of your life. Seek your God early and often throughout the day, and know that He will lead you beside still waters—even though, in order to get there, you may well pass through stormy seas. What a glorious Guide we have in our God, who has promised to be with us in both life and death—forever and ever!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!