Can you imagine how manageable life would be with a guide and bumpers? One thing is for certain, we have THE GUIDE. Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”
In Proverbs 3:6, Solomon says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
So we know that we have the Lord’s promise that if we acknowledge Him and trust in Him wholeheartedly, He will guide and direct our path. That’s comforting!
Now what about the gutters of life? I know God’s path is straight but we sometimes get bumped in the gutter or drift that way from time to time. In life, there are no bumpers. But, we know that God will never allow us to stay down in that gutter nor would He allow us to go through something we cannot handle. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that, “God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted (tried or tested) beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
So when the gutters of life threaten God’s straight path for you, there may not be bumpers but cling to this promise in Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”