In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths (Prov 3:6).
Does God have answers for all our problems? The knowledge and wisdom of God assure us that the answer to that is a definite Yes. No problem is too big for God. No difficulty is outside His ability to provide a proper cure. We can assure ourselves that in heaven we will be able to look to God for guidance for every decision we will ever face. God does not guess about possible solutions. He does not weigh one just a bit better than another. God will be no different throughout all eternity than He is right now.
God has the answers, but we don’t always seek His answers. What a blessed paradise that will be when we habitually seek His guidance for all we do! The present sinful bent of our independent spirit pretty well guarantees that we will make wrong choices much more than we will make proper choices. In fact, it is quite likely that we will consistently make wrong choices. Our Adamic personality bent is remarkably well established.
Parents training children recognize this inner perversion and endeavor to mould young lives to build right habits and make proper choices. Instruction is, or should be, emphasized by discipline. Modern thinkers have begun opposing spanking. God has not given up that aspect of training. When a child puts his hand on a hot stove, according to God’s regular pattern of enforcement, he will learn a lesson. That same pattern of divine instruction continues throughout life. Over and over again, what we suffer from is the result of some wrong choice which “naturally” brings pain or suffering.
Is trial and error the only way we learn? We are more than animals. God has given us speech. Blessed is the one who can learn to react to “Stop!” before touching a hot object. God’s official do and don’t instruction is in a book we call the Bible. There is no comparable source of learning what is right and wrong in this life. A newborn child of God learns from the Word of God what is right and what is wrong in God’s world, and especially what is special about the new life a believer has been given. Instruction for the growth and service of each individual believer may be different somewhat; God speaks to and guides each of His children. Wonderfully, mature saints all look pretty much alike, but each one is individually distinct.
Seek and ye shall find. Endeavor to know, and God will enable to know. Walk closely with the Lord, and He will direct your path. Choice, habits, decisions – God can guide in each area. Long term plans? Let God guide step by step. Major decisions? Don’t try to stand alone. Seek out the principles of His Word. Get advice from others who have been led by Him. He knows more about you and your future than you will ever know yourself. He has the greatest possible interest in your making right choices. Learn to depend wholly on Him, and He will direct each step of your path.(By Warren Vanhetloo)