A Guide in the Storm

By Max Lucado There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Prov. 14:12 NKJV Don’t make a decision in a storm that you wouldn’t make in calm weather. I have a friend who recently learned to fly. His teacher wanted to train him to trust the instrument panel because storms and fog can distort the pilot’s judgment. He may think he’s flying safely when actually the plane is descending toward the earth. It can have devastating consequences. The same happens to us. Circumstances and struggles bounce us around. Our perspective gets distorted and our equilibrium gets out of whack. Do we cheat? Or stay honest? Do we compromise? Or take a stand? Can we trust our instincts in the storm? The Bible says we can’t. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov. 14:12 NKJV). We need an outside force. A guide that is unaffected by storms.

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