Despite our tendency to clamor for control, we are all going to be led by someone. Should we claim to lead ourselves, we soon find that we are really simply subservient to our own understandings and desires. That path never ends in good places. When we submit ourselves to the ideology of others, we arrive at a place where resentment, deception, and destruction build until an inevitable breaking arises. Our only option is to be led by God. Jesus wants to transform our hearts and to take His place as the Lord of our lives. He is able to do so! If we want to see change, justice, righteousness, and the defeat of evil in this generation then we must put our faith and trust in God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Often it is only through pain that leads us to being open to change.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!