Not puny, sinful worms!

Not puny, sinful worms!

("The Marvelous Riches of Savoring Christ, The letters of Ruth Bryan" 1805-1860)

Deliverance seldom comes in the way we look for it; for "Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or who gave Him His counsel? Who did He consult with? Who gave Him understanding and taught Him the paths of justice? Who taught Him knowledge and showed Him the way of understanding?" Isaiah 40:13-14

Ah, has not the Lord frustrated our purposes over and over again! I cannot tell you with what majesty this passage has often come to my mind — "Who gave Him His counsel?" Not puny, sinful worms! He will counsel for them — but not with them. "My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure!"

Yet "fear not, worm Jacob, I will help you" — help you to stand still and see My salvation; or help you to walk on in the dark in a rough and unknown path — just as My wisdom sees fit.

Spiritual eyesight is not given to look at the outward path — but to look at our Guide; not to look before us at the way we are going to travel — but to look only at Him who will guide us safely through all, who will Himself be our way. Oh, to be kept abiding in Him, and constantly looking unto Him! It is most safe and blessed — but very contrary to flesh and blood!

"I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide  them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them, and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16