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We All Need Some Guidance

It’s that time again where friends come together at Five Minute Fridays to write on a prompt for five minutes … no editing. Ready, Set, Go!.


It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some guidance.

Sometimes our troubles are of our own making. Other times troubles are “Acts of God Nature”.

But there is one thing I know.

God is there in all of it!

He is the God who sees us!

God sees our past.

He sees our present.

And He sees the future.

There is not another guide more able to lead us along life’s road.

Do you know Him today?

Look up and see if He won’t guide your through to the other side of your troubles. I submit that He will. He ALWAYS has for me. He is my most trusted guide.

I’m reminded of an old hymn that seems appropriate today. {STOP}

God Leads Us Along by George Young


  1. In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
    God leads His dear children along.

    • Refrain:
      Some through the waters, some through the flood,
      Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
      Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
      In the night season and all the day long.
  2. Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
    God leads His dear children along.
  3. Though sorrows befall us and Satan oppose,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Through grace, we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
    God leads His dear children along.
  4. Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Away up in glory, eternity’s day,
    God leads His dear children along.

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18 thoughts on “We All Need Some Guidance

  1. Thank you! I’ve been trying to reintroduce people to some of the great old hymns we never sing anymore. I use the FMF as a chance to do that. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Thanks. I’ve learned that so much of late. Look Up!

    We took some friends on a tour of historic Savannah. The guide kept saying, “Look UP at this steeple, look up at that steeple.” IT really ingrained in me that we need to look up!

    Thanks for dropping by.

  3. I love this hymn! I hadn’t realized that George Young wrote it! Thank you for sharing these encouraging thoughts along with such a precious song.

  4. God knows all and will never forget us even when we forget He’s right there with us. xx

  5. “Look up and see if He won’t guide your through to the other side of your troubles.” What a wonderful statement! Change your perception and see what God can/will do.
    God bless!

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