So I turn elsewhere. There are truths at my finger tips that are not under lock and key. I will search the scriptures. I will scour the love letter of the Beautiful One. I will stand on these truths and continue to carry Hope in my God.
I begin here: Psalm 48:14 "This God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death." While it's not exactly known after which victory this song was penned, we are certain that there was a victory. The writer praises Jerusalem, the City of God, and in so doing he praises the God of Jerusalem. Enemies fear it, friends delight in it, God takes care of it, he provides safety for it; it is praised for what God has done, does, and will do for it. The Psalmist sees the glory of the Creator in the creation and so ends by declaring loyalty to God. He is not saying that God will lead him, but that he will follow this great and wonderful King.
I'm sure glad I chose to read and study this whole Psalm. What a difference it makes! It's not about getting emails from God that tell me what to do. It's about recognizing that following God leads to success in life, and I must seek him where he's at in order to follow. I must not wait for him to come to me and my dreams. A challenging victory indeed!
I had planned to just list off some verses that mention leading and guidance and let them simmer for a while. This study turned out better than I had expected.
Psalm 32:8 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."