Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor, Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Galena, OH
One of the most powerful bits of spiritual wisdom that I have received over the years was from a mentor of mine when I was stuck. That wisdom was that some sometimes in life you just need to keep going.
Sometimes, we are not sure of the next steps. Sometimes, we do not know what God has planned for us. Sometimes, it feels like what we are doing is futile. All of that is ok and part of life. We all feel that way at times.
Yet, there is power in trusting that God is at work and just continuing in the same direction that God last showed us where to go. If you are going the right way, you can trust that God will use your faithfulness to bear fruit. If you are going the wrong way, you can trust that God will change your direction if you let Him.
However, if you just stop, then you will no longer be in motion, and it is easier to redirect a moving object than to get an object at rest moving again. I am certain the God’s people who wandered around the wilderness for 40 years felt that way at times and yet God was actively involved in leading them the whole time just as God is actively leading us at this time.
Remember that God loves you and will never leave you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9