Pastor Stephen Dedman

Learning The Will Of God

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
Psalm 143:10

Learning something new can be a bit of a challenge. But once you discover how to do something new it can be rewarding and great. For example, learning to play an instrument can be difficult and time consuming but once you learn to play a song it’s exciting.

In the same sense, learning to do God’s will can be challenging but the reward is worth it all.

In this Psalm David is cries out to God for help. It’s a desperate cry for help. But right in the middle of this Psalm, David seeks to understand the will of God because he knows it’s the best thing. He knows that God is in control of all things but he wants God to reveal His will to him.

This is the best attitude to have when we face difficult times in our life. Instead of praying for God to remove our trials we should face them with a perspective that God is trying to teach us something new.

Just think about all the challenges that David faced during his life.

  • He was the youngest and smallest of his brothers but he knew he had a purpose.
  • He took on the biggest and strongest Phillistine and experienced victory.
  • He committed many sins but found forgiveness through God’s love and grace.
  • He lost a child who was only a few days old but knew the child was with God in Heaven.

The list can go on and on but David was always aware that God was maturing his faith and increasing his spiritual strength.

That is how we should look at our life. God causes all things to work for His glory. God wants to see you grow in faith.


Lord, teach me to do Your will. Let Your Spirit lead me along the path that You desire. Increase my faith and give me strength to endure to the end.