God's guidance—constant, certain, complete

There's a better approach than hit-or-miss.

Do You Sometimes feel you have no idea which way to go? The Biblical poet who wrote, "So foolish was I, and ignorant" must have. But humility enabled him to make the leap to understanding God's place in his predicament: "Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory" (Ps. 73:22–24).

These verses point to the fact that God is always guiding His child. As musical notes are governed by the law of harmony, each of us is governed by the law of God, divine Principle. To believe that God guides our lives is not, therefore, just wishful thinking. His guidance is constant and certain, a function of absolute, ever-operative divine Principle.

I had graphic proof of this when my husband and I were building our first home. Our contractor explained to us that the depth at which we might strike water could vary by hundreds of feet, depending on the location of the well. We knew that one house in our neighborhood had a thirty-foot well, and another family about a half mile away had drilled more than one thousand feet before hitting water. Even ten feet in the wrong direction at ground level could mean missing a vein.

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June 26, 2000

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