Along Unfamiliar Paths

35CE545D-28FD-4F37-90F5-9740D356F3DDWhat comes to mind when you see a path? Do you feel adventurous or intimidated? Perhaps excited or maybe out of your comfort zone?

When you decide to take a path, you hope it either leads to a destination that’s worth the journey, or that the journey itself is worth taking.

We experienced both a wonderful journey and a gorgeous destination as we explored this beautiful, but unfamiliar, path near the Lake Michigan shoreline in St. Joseph, on a stormy evening in September 2017.

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16.

In the journey of our life, we will come across many paths. Some we will choose, and others will come to us as unwelcome guests, divinely appointed by a God who loves us. Many times we will truly be blind as we traverse the strange and unfamiliar territory. But God’s Word teaches us that He will lead and guide us as we make the journey. God promises that He will bring light to our darkness, smooth out the places that are rough, and never leave us alone.

Being assured of this, I can boldly obey Him, even when my path looks dark, stormy, and uneven. He has gone before me to smooth and illumine the passage, and He will walk with me each step of the way.

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