Abraham woke up one day and heard the Lord speak to him and say, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). Those were his instructions; a simple go, no questions asked, no details, no map, no tour guide; just the word go!
I’ve often wondered what must have gone through Abraham’s mind at the time. What was it about this command that made him drop everything he knew and simply go? Most of us would have hundreds of excuses and reasons why we couldn’t just leave everything we know and all that is familiar behind and go to an unfamiliar place, but not Abraham. He felt and understood the importance of God’s leading to an obscure future. All he had was God’s word and yet to him that was more than enough.
I’ve had my share of circumstances where I have felt uneasy about God’s leading or fearful of the future, especially when I haven’t been given much in the way of details. But I’ve come to realize that part of the process of building our faith is trust. The more I seek God and follow his leading, the more I get to know his heart and learn to trust him. Faith is a strange thing! I constantly pray for God to help my unbelief, because it is so much easier to doubt than it is to trust and believe.
As I look at my life, I can see God’s hand of protection and blessing where I had absolutely no control. He’s always been faithful to provide a way in and a way out. We all face uncertainties in life, however, remember this; God sees the big picture, we don’t! He knows the outcome, we don’t! And for our own sense of peace and sanity, God has already made provision for our destination.
There is a proverb that reads, “it takes a hard place to change a man’s heart” and don’t we know this?! We only see so far ahead of the road and having to go where we do not want to go, or where we are afraid to go can be so scary, hard and painful. Be encouraged in the knowledge that you are not alone. God is with you always and t He is more than enough for you. Just as fear begins to overwhelm your mind with thoughts of doubt, Listen closely and you will hear His voice whispering in your ear; I am!