“Show Me Lord, Please”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 25:4-5 NLT
Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
I remember when I was growing up and would ask questions to my mom, dad, brother, grandparents and others how to do things. I would try on my own several times, but then realize that I needed direction. After a few times of failure, I knew that I needed someone to show me how a task was done who had actual experience doing it.
It makes sense, doesn’t it? If you don’t know how to do something, you find someone with the experience who knows how to go about doing the task you are trying to complete. You wouldn’t ask someone who doesn’t know. You seek out someone with wisdom and knowledge to do the task you desire. We know we need to seek out someone who understands the task at hand and will know how to guide you through it.
When we seek out the person, we often approach them and say, “Can you show me how to do this, please?” This is usually after we give up on trying on our own and bring in someone who knows what to do. After we have suffered so many failures trying to figure it out, we consult someone and trust the person to help us.
The very same goes in our relationship with God. So often, we desperately try to do things on our own without His help. We try so hard to do life on our own and with our own understanding. I couldn’t even tell you the number of times I have tried things on my own through my life and have failed. I failed because I didn’t ask for help. I should have asked. I am reminded so often now that God wants me to seek Him out and simply ask, “Show me Lord, please”.
I think God truly desires us to come to a point where we just throw our hands up, surrender and just ask Him to take over. He is waiting for us to stop relying on our strength and, instead, to rely on Him alone.
We need to let go of our pride and realize our desperate need for Him and come to Him. He won’t ever treat us like we’re dumb or stupid for not figuring it out. He won’t give us a hard time. He will love us, open His arms to us and welcome our desire to have Him show us the way.
We simply need to say, “Show me Lord, please”.