3 Send me your light and your faithful care,
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3
If you’ve ever observed a blind person being led, he or she generally places great confidence in the person leading them. They depend on direction, movement, and guidance. The person leading has the best interests of the person being led. In today’s vernacular, the one leading has the blind person’s back. Even so, the blind person must completely trust the decisions and guidance given.
David is needing to be led like this. He realizes his own futile attempts at doing things on his own. He understands his own shortcomings, and I think he knows that if the Lord were to remove His guiding hand, David would be finished.
Are we any different? Do we want to be led? Not normally. Do we want to feel vulnerable? Rarely. But are these two things necessary to be led. Probably. You have to want to be led and in doing so you will be vulnerable.
It all boils down to trust, doesn’t it?
One foot in front of the other.
One stop to wait for oncoming traffic.
One step in front of the other.