Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
During a visit to Tynemouth recently, I saw a plaque in a gift shop that said, “Beer is the answer, but I can’t remember the question.” A witty one-liner, connecting with the affinity and propensity of some for alcohol and reminding us of the unreliability of memories. I prefer the thought, “Jesus is the answer, whatever the question”. Because whatever issue in life I come up against, whenever I am at a loss to know what I should do, whenever there is a decision to be made, there is an answer, a way forward, and Jesus provides it. I’m not talking about trivial matters like, “What shall I wear this morning?”, but questions concerning the crossroads and weighty matters in life, where a wrong turning can lead to problems.
But the humbling thing is that if I look back in my life, I can see clearly those times when God directed my paths even when I didn’t ask the question. He was there, behind the scenes, making sure His answer was applied for my highest good, whether I asked Him or not. And when I strayed off the path and took a wrong turning, His heavenly sat-nav recalculated the route and brought me back on track. What a wonderful Saviour!