The Faithful God Who Leads the Blind

Madison Swofford

…to the land that I will show you.

Genesis 12:1b

The Call to Adventure

Have you ever been whitewater rafting down the Ocoee River in Tennessee? I built up great anticipation for the day I was to go. When we pulled up and I first saw the rapids, the sinking feeling of What did I get myself into? crept over me. Our tour guide coached us through what to do in case of an emergency, and off we went. We trusted a complete stranger, and we had the most memorable time.

When I think of God telling Abraham that He had prepared for him a land, I think of God telling me, Even though you may not be able to see the plan I have in store for you, I will always be there to guide you through life. Just like Abraham, we get to follow the faithful God who leads the blind.


With a Guide and a Plan

I wonder what Abraham thought when God told him what He had planned… Was he full of anticipation? Like Abraham, we don’t know completely what God has planned for us, but we do know He has a plan.

God’s plan for Abraham was not only for Abraham and his family, but for all nations. In fact, the promised land laid the foundation for the coming of the Messiah. The Lord guided Abraham, and Abraham trusted the Lord to do just that.


Hope for The Future

Because God fulfilled His promise, we have salvation through Christ. Learning to trust in the Lord’s plan and to not lean on our own understanding is easier said than done. Not knowing the path ahead can be frightening and uncomfortable. But if we let Him, God will bring us closer to Himself.

You may have asked yourself the question: “What does God have planned for me?” Well, we obviously cannot see into the future, but we do have the best Guide.


Now What?

Take a moment to consider what aspects of your future bring you the most anxiety; maybe even write them down. Now pray that the Spirit will fill you with power, and then trust that the Lord is working together all things for your good.

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