A Sure Guide

23 Mar

I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not. (Isaiah 42:16)

Think of the infinitely glorious Jehovah acting as a Guide to the blind! What boundless condescension does this imply! A blind man cannot find a way which he does not know. Even when he knows the road, it is hard for him to traverse it; but a road which he has not known is quite out of the question for his unguided feet. Now, we are by nature blind as to the way of salvation, and yet the Lord leads us into it and brings us to Himself, and then opens our eyes. As to the future, we are all of us blind and cannot see an hour before us; but the Lord Jesus will lead us even to our journey’s end. Blessed be His name!

We cannot guess in which way deliverance can possibly come to us, but the Lord knows, and He will lead us till we shall have escaped every danger. Happy are those who place their hand in that of the great Guide and leave their way and themselves entirely with Him. He will bring them all the way; and when He has brought them home to glory and has opened their eyes to see the way by which He has led them, what a song of gratitude will they sing unto their great Benefactor! Lord, lead Thy poor blind child this day, for I know not my way!

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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One response to “A Sure Guide

  1. Moore to ponder

    March 24, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I appreciate both the truth in this post and the analogy that you used.

    I have to constantly be on guard whenever I drive my husband to town, especially when he forgets his cane. He has only one eye now, because the glaucoma got so high in the other that he had to have it removed back in the 90’s. He is legally blind and copes as best as he can with the glaucoma and other conditions that afflict his eye. He was born completely blind and eventually was given some vision in one of his eyes when he was 5 years old after several operations. He attended and lived at the Arkansas School For The Blind from kindergarten through high school.

    You are right. Both my husband and I have placed our hands in the hand of the Lord, our Savior and Guide, and in spite of our challenges, we both enjoy life and the blessings the Lord continues to bestow on us.




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