God led the children of Israel out of Egypt to ‘points unknown’ with only the promise that where they would end up would be better than anywhere they have been.
I’ve had to do similar with Scouts when backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch. The trail gets difficult, grumbling creeps in, and doubt sets in about where and when to rest for the night. It’s easy to be skeptical about going along a path that’s unfamiliar and questioning the decisions of the person out front. But without the needed trust that we are being led to something amazing, we limit ourselves, our experiences, and our faith. If we can remind ourselves that our trail guide knows the best route, has provided what we need along the way, and has fitful rest at the end of the trail, then we can enjoy the amazing vistas along our journey and reflect on our struggles along the way.
Enjoy your journey and the lessons along the trail – our Guide knows the way and has our campsite for the end of the day already picked out.
Let us pray: Lord, give me the faith to trust your lead along my journey and trust that you will provide what I need along my way. Amen.