“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
Devotional About Giving – Day 7
Lacey and Tabitha headed out of town for a girl’s weekend at the lake. They had found a cabin for rent in Maine on the water, and they were looking forward to spending time together, just relaxing and having fun.
The lake was in a remote area, and Lacey’s GPS began to malfunction. Instead of showing them the entire path, it would only show them the very next step they were supposed to take.
At first, this troubled Tabitha. She held the steering wheel in a white-knuckle grip, afraid to get lost in the remote mountains.
But Lacey just laughed. “It’s like trusting God with my publishing journey. You’re not going to stop driving just because we can’t see the cabin. I’m not going to stop writing just because I haven’t published anything yet.”
Tabitha let out a shaky breath and didn’t move her eyes from the road, “Well, I’d rather see the complete journey at once, kind of an overview from God, so I know what to expect.”
“Wouldn’t that be missing the point?” Lacey fiddled with the GPS setting, “God already knows the path you’re meant to walk.”
It’s natural to panic when you can’t see the future. But you can rest secure in the knowledge that God has promised you a future and a hope. He’s already gone before you and knows what you need on your journey. Your only job is to follow step by step, even if you don’t understand or can’t see what’s going to happen next.
God, sometimes I can’t see what’s coming next, and that freaks me out. Help me to trust You when I can’t see the future.