The Lord’s timing may be different from ours. When we choose to walk with Him in control, we may wonder when we’ll reach the place He wants us to be. But we can rejoice in His promise to guide us unerringly to that place.
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
Where Are We?
My four-year-old granddaughter, Kayde, was excited about our trip to Alaska. Though we kept a map handy and pointed out our planned route, she asked questions. "When will we get there, Dad?" "How long will we stay?" "Are we going to a motel tonight, or another RV park?" Her most frequent question was "Where are we now?"Kayde’s most frequent question was “Where are we now?” Her young mind could not grasp the where and when of long-distance travel.
We all made a special effort to include her in every aspect of the trip, so in spite of her questions, she remained cheerful and content along the endless miles we traveled.
When we finally arrived at our rented cabin, Kayde threw her arms wide, and shouted, "I love it here!" Relieved, we heartily agreed.
The Lord once told Abraham to take a trip. "Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land I will show you …." (Genesis 12:1)
Abraham had lived in Haran for years and now, except for his wife and nephew, had to leave his family for an unknown place. Day after day they traveled. Perhaps Abraham, too, asked God, "Where are we?" Or, "Are we there yet?" Not grasping the where and what and how of the trip, he still knew that his heavenly Father would direct his path. So he remained content.
Knowing that our Lord is directing our path, we don’t have to be concerned about the where and what and how of our spiritual walk. When we follow God's will, we too can be content wherever we are, even if in unfamiliar territory.
Lord, thank You for directing our paths even through unfamiliar territory. Thank You for Your peace and contentment. In Jesus’ name, amen.
(Reprinted from The Nature of God: Daily Devotionals Celebrating Summer by Sally Bair. Available at www.sallybair.com or Amazon.com)