At the beginning of Chapter 2 of Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There, author Ruth Graham discusses the topics of trust and obedience as well as building a track record with God (which will be covered in tomorrow’s blog).
Even though God doesn’t necessarily meet our needs as we’d expect or via the conditions we set, we are called by God to trust and obey. But how can we confidently step out in faith if we don’t understand what God is asking us to do, if we don’t have clarity?
Ruth likens this to taking a tour of a cave. While the cave is lit when you first walk in, standard operating procedure for such tours is for the guide to, at some point, turn off all the lights in the cave. The resultant darkness is so encompassing that you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Yet when the guide lights a single match, there’s enough illumination to see.
Although it might seem like our adversity has enveloped us in darkness, as we obediently trust God we’ll begin to see that little bit of light, enough to give us a sense of direction as we take our first steps in our journey toward healing and ministry revisioning.