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Do you ever feel like a child? Caught in a world that is too big, too much? Not knowing for sure where you are going or what you are doing? A little mystified about the future or about your life circumstances? What in the world is going on? This large rocking chair seemed to fit these feelings at times.
I have to admit that I have felt that way often over the years. Like a little girl in a way too big a world to figure out.
Evidently, this is how many have felt throughout history—a little lost, confused, not sure of what is ahead or if we are strong enough, capable enough to know how to live the life we have been called to. Throughout scripture, we see that some of the most faithful heroes of faith, felt lost along the way.
Abraham is one of my heroes. There was no Jewish history to speak of before him. Abraham didn’t have anything to go on—he just had to have a heart for God the creator and a desire to please Him. God began to make a “people” through Abraham, and to write a story of His love and presence to His people through a nomadic man, that God would eventually call, “His friend.”
We read in Hebrews 11: 8:
”By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
Abraham was chosen for his willing heart—to follow God, even though he did not know where he was going. The key to his life was obedience—to go out, to follow God, even when he did not totally understand. And so, God wants us to learn to obey when he calls us to follow Him, even when we do not know where it will lead exactly.
And yet, this faithful man became the Father of the Nation, Israel.
He did not know where he was going, but he believed that God would be with him.
You may feel at times, that life is too much. That you do not know where you are going.
But wherever you go, God will be with you, and He is good, and he holds you faith as something precious in His hands.
Join me on my podcast today as I speak of faith and obedience, two key ideas for walking with God.
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