"For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He watches all his paths." (Prov. 5:21 NASB) Put another way, you can run, but you can't hide. Popular culture says, "Nothing matters." Proverbs says it does. We are to walk in integrity. What we do, what we say, where we go, how we spend our money, with whom we associate, how we spend our time, those things we pursue are all "before the eyes of the Lord." Living with that knowledge is both comfort and correction. We find comfort in that we are not alone in this life, that Someone is watching over us. We find correction when we are tempted to do what is not in our best interests and is not pleasing in His sight. Some One disturbs our spirit within us. This is that still small voice we hear when we need comfort or correction or both. Even in the midst of separation and divorce proceedings, court dates and custody hearings, motions and attorneys, the still small voice can be heard above all the noise.

But it is not enough to hear that voice; it is imperative to listen to that voice and change our behavior. You may say "I know it's wrong, but I'm going to do it anyway." Why? Stop it! This is destructive and moves us in the opposite direction from the way we ought to go. Being headstrong, stubborn, and rebellious are not fruits of the spirit. A line from a hymn says, "Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love." We must listen to that still small voice, the One who corrects our tendency to stray.