A man was driving along a highway when he suddenly ran into a stretch of dense fog. While considering how he might stay on the road, he noticed a reflector light along the shoulder of the road catching the glare of his headlights. Slowly he inched himself up to the first reflector only to discover that a second reflector light was now showing in the distance. When he reached the second, he found a third shining up ahead. Slowly, light by light, he worked his way along the highway until he drove out of the fog.
This past week-end, Bev and I attended the 50th wedding anniversary held for two dear friends. It was also a real joy to be in the company of their 5 kids. Their children were in the church youth group we led some 30 years ago, and it was a blessing to know that they have been happily serving the Lord. Their lives have taken many different turns. One son is an Air Force pilot in Colorado, one works in administration for the State of Texas, the oldest daughter is a missionary and teacher to the Native Americans on a Reservation in Arizona, but the Lord has led step by step.
So often we Christians want to know what's ahead for us and our loved ones. We become so anxious because God doesn't reveal His plans for next week or next month or next year. But God is much more interested in developing our trust than He is in revealing the future. His light is always sufficient for the next step, but seldom for the entire trip.
Let God lead you step-by-step. Trust that as He has given you enough light to take the next step, He will continue to provide for each step along the way. Be content with God's provision for today and let the future rest with Him.
"The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore." Psalm 121:7-8
May the Lord bless you, keep you, and direct your way. Always remember that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!