Wandering Wondering Trust
I’m struggling with something right now (well, a couple of things), and I’m not sure how much of it to share here. And the biggest reason for my desire to couch things in vague terms is I don’t want to be swayed by what others think I should do. Not that I don’t value input, insight, and/or course corrections from others. I do. I also know I need the wisdom, the help of others in a good many things. But this seems to be a “something”, a “some place” I need to find on my own in a manner of speaking.
As such, and as a Christ-follower, I’m turning towards the Bible and the guidance of good teachers to sort out which way I ought to be going. For, to paraphrase Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25, there is a way that seems right and good but the end result of it is all kinds of bad. (Most translations I’ve looked at use the word “death”, and one can’t get much worse than that …) And it’s not that I’m thinking I’ll physically die should I make the wrong decision here … but something will expire if the wrong path is picked and traversed.
Man … talk about pressure. And talk about a need for trust, for an ability to walk in faith with a Redeemer who never loses sight of where the best end destination is and how to get there. Somehow, this puts me in mind of a fellow Christ-follower who wrestled, wandered, and turned it all into something beautiful. So I’ll leave you with one of his songs as I wrestle and wander and trust: