Imagine having to walk up these stairs blindfolded.
How hard would that be? Tripping and stumbling in the dark, having no idea where the next step will take us... only having a vague idea that we're traveling uphill.
Life can be like that sometimes.
But we have someone holding our hand with every step, gently leading us.
If we will follow Him.
In contrast to the rest of the world, which is wandering in the dark, falling down and hurting themselves in their ignorance... trying to figure it out without a Helper to show them the way.
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We would rather see for ourselves the way we're going. It's hard sometimes, being led. We want to let go and make it on our own strength.
"I can do this". We say. "I'll just hold the railing. I'll be able to do it all by myself."
Then the staircase takes a turn, and we crash into the wall face-first. Or tumble over the side and land right back where we started. Only with a few new bruises.
Nope. Not going to work.
We have to take that first step and start walking, hand-in-hand with him. Because there's a wonderful destination He wants us to see at the top.
But we'll never make it if we refuse to trust Him.
You move too fast and kick your big toe into the next stairstep. "Ouch! God, this is hard!"
"I know. But I'm here with you. Lean on me."
"Okay." You say softly.
Then you hear a strange noise. Was that a bat swooping past your head? "Lord! I'm scared! I don't know what's happening!"
"Don't be afraid. I can see what is going on right now.
I know where you're headed, and what's in front of you. Trust me."
Psalms 37:23-24 ~
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
There's something beautiful he has planned for us. He wants us to behold something glorious, beyond our wildest dreams, and much better than anything we could have thought out for ourselves.
So tell fear to go. Cling to your faith. Be strong and courageous.
Keep walking hand-in-hand.