Moment by Moment, Step by Step
We mustn’t doubt in the darkness what God has showed us in the light.
Following God’s will isn’t a matter of unveiling, but unfolding.
Are you a big picture type of person or a few pieces at a time type?
I like to see the big picture before I start a project or a journey. If I don’t look at the big picture first then I feel like I’m starting blindly and am very unsure where I’m going and what I should actually be doing.
But when it comes to faith and living a life that pleases God, we don’t always get to see the big picture.
Sometimes I get anxious when I think about the future with and for David. I think about all his many needs. Will we be able to care for him in our home for the rest of our lives? How long can we keep up this daily routine physically and emotionally? Sure, we have help. I’m thankful for the 40 hours a week of caregivers. (but even having people constantly in our home is stressful)
And what about the things that will make his life better? A touch screen computer, a handicap van, a better wheelchair, a device for communication, camps, day programs, caregivers who really care and can handle him, and on and on and on! What about the time, the money, the research? I get overwhelmed at times!
When God led the Israelites out of Egypt, across the Red Sea, and through the desert He didn’t lay out a map for them. He didn’t give them the big picture.
But He did lead them and guide them every step of the way. He protected them and He guided them. (“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.” Exodus 13:21)
The Lord led them moment by moment, step by step. It was their place to trust and walk in the light that He gave them, by faith.
“We mustn’t doubt in the darkness what God has showed us in the light.”
We mustn’t collapse when faced with adversity. Following God’s will isn’t a matter of unveiling, but unfolding. The One who knows the faraway future reveals each close-at-hand-step as needed.
“To go as I am led, to go when I am led, to go where I am led”; A. T. Pierson once wrote, “it is that which has been for twenty years the one prayer of my life.”
Take things moment by moment, and when you don’t know what to do, just do what comes next. Trust God to lead you a step at a time.” The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan
May this be an encouragement to you to live trusting in Him moment by moment no matter what is going on in life. This is living in a way the pleases Him in all things.