Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy. Deuteronomy 5:33
I was going down a country road- two lanes, winding and narrow. I wasn’t that familiar with its path, other than I knew it would take me from point A to point B and there were several stop signs, traffic lights and speed limit reductions in the little towns up ahead. I was stuck behind a delivery truck. The back of the truck was so tall and wide I could not see around it. I had to trust the driver and brake when he did, speed up when he did, slow down when he did The road was double yellow striped all the way, letting me know it was not a good idea to try to pass the truck. I became increasingly agitated. I didn’t like not seeing where I was going.
Then, I realized that the truck represented God. There are times when He blocks my path and all I can do is follow and trust. I can’t see what is ahead, or plan for it. My vision is blocked and I must blindly mirror what He tells me to do. Speed up, slow down, curve, stop. I know enough not to try and swerve past Him. Experience has taught me that. But I am not always content to just tag along behind.
Lord, help me trust more in Your ways. Teach me to patiently follow, knowing you will lead me where I need to go and show me just enough to keep me following You. Then I will live long and prosper in the land you are leading me to – the future you have planned for me to live to Your glory. Amen.