“For I know the plans I have for you, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,” the LORD says as He takes my hand. “Trust Me, and I will lead you there.” I am so excited to see what is in store for me that I eagerly keep in step with my Savior. I see hints of hope and love along the way.
“It seems like we’ve been on this road FOREVER, Lord. When will we be there?”
“Be still and wait patiently for My timing.”
I follow along, beginning to worry. Soon a different path appears beside us. I wonder if I’m supposed to be there. The Lord silently leads on. I begin to formulate ideas in my head of where we are going. Excitement wells up in me and I cling to the Hand that leads me to this much anticipated place.
Suddenly the path I am on becomes very steep. I begin climbing, but I cannot see any farther than the steps directly in front of me. “Where does this path lead? I want to know.” I feel alone and scared. What has happened? Why is the path so steep and dangerous? Where is God?
“I AM still here. I will never leave you or forsake you.” I realize that He was here the whole time. I am very confused now as to where He is leading me and why we are going this way. Surely there is an easier path we could have taken. After all, He’s bringing me to a good place, right? Questions swirl around in my head. “Be still and trust Me.”
Just when I think we should be reaching the top of this mountain, the climb gets even more rough. I cling to my Redeemer, but my heart is in anguish. I don’t understand why we have to go THIS way. I wish we were already there. Suddenly fear grips me. I don’t know what will happen when I get there. I feel like a heavy weight is dragging me down so that I cannot climb.
“Cast your burden on the Me,” I hear a voice say. “I will sustain you. My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
Because I cannot see where I am going, I must trust the One who is leading me there. He knows the way. He is my Shepherd and my Guide, my Sustainer and my Comfort. He has a plan, and He is faithful to bring me there. My job is to obediently follow in full devotion to Him.