“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”
Psalms 25:9 NIV
As the shepherd boy who became king pours out his broken heart before God in song, he acknowledges that he is in a dark place. A place no one wants to be. A place you don’t choose and are not sure how to get out of. A place that you desperately need God for help in not just one area but pretty much all of them. The Hebrew word translated as “humble” in the verse above describes a state of depression, in mind or circumstances. It is someone who is needy, lowly, meek, poor, humble. It isn’t an attitude that you adopt, it is the result of the reality that you are dealing with.
This stanza is a reminder of who God is and what He does. He is the God who bends low to help those who are low. He is the Son of God, King of kings who walked amongst humanity, looked into people’s eyes who where desperate and gave them the good news: God’s kingdom is near. God comes near. God is here.
God comes close when you are struggling, He sits with you as you grieve, He meets you in the hopeless place and will be your guide out of the wasteland of fear. The Hebrew word where we get the phrase “what is right” from describes a life path, a direction to take, a mode of action. God comes to you in the darkness and will guide you to a mode of action, the right course of action to move you forward. To get you out. To connect you with the right person, to guide you to the right place, to do something to help you break out of the paralysis of indecision because you are overwhelmed.
God will help you do the next right thing.
What is the next right thing God is asking you to do today?
“Keep showing the humble your path, and lead them into the best decision. Bring revelation-light that trains them in the truth.” Psalms 25:9 TPT