Hindsight is 20/20
STRENGTH FOR TODAY - Dr. Harold J. Sala (The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am

“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8, nlt

One of the fascinating things about heaven will be to look back and see some rhyme and reason to circumstances which you thought made absolutely no sense at the time. There are times in life when you come to the crossroads, and which path you take dramatically affects the rest of your life. You stand there wondering which way to go. The outcome, at times, not only affects you as an individual but may affect even all history as well.

Take, for example, the time a mother, fearing that her baby boy would be slaughtered by the Egyptian soldiers, put her little baby in a pitch-covered basket at the edge of the River Nile. Had someone other than the daughter of Pharaoh happened by that morning, Moses’ life would have taken a completely different route or, perhaps, have been snuffed out entirely. Coincidence? Not a chance.

God stands at the crossroads, sovereignly directing traffic, when we think we are alone and abandoned. Shakespeare put it like this: “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as we will.”

God told the psalmist, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:8). Then He gave a warning, “Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you” (v.9).

George Müeller put it so succinctly when he said, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord – and so are the stops!” Forget about footprints in the sand. Someday you will look back and see clearly the hand of God at places you least suspected it. Our hindsight from heaven will be perfect.

Used with permission from Guidelines International Ministries. To learn more about Guidelines and the ministry, send an e-mail to info@guidelines.org. You may also visit www.guidelines.org.

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