Forrest for the Trees…

There was a light. You know the one, at the end of the tunnel. Blinding and coming right at me. After I caught my breath running from the train, I came out of the other side of the tunnel unscathed. Now, I am facing a large cluster of trees that goes on for miles in every direction. I can not see the forest for the trees. I wish the trees would behave and line up like nice row pines so I can see between them. I have so much to do, but I have to get a grasp on it. I have to get my head around it. There is so many trees and they are all full of branches that are just waiting to block my path through the forest to the other side.

Lucky for me that I have my compass and my walking shoes. I can manage the trail one step at a time. I have to trust the arrow and follow it true to the other side where blue skies await me. I have a plan now along with my compass and a map so I will be all right. I just have to keep praying and trust that God will bring me through it since He brought me to it.

I am not arrogant enough to think that God only gives me what I can handle on my own. I do not believe that for a second. I do believe that God will give me just what I need when I need it. God is not likely to take me to a point of which I can handle things and then say, that’s far enough. No, he will push me just past that where I can’t handle it on my own so I have to depend on him. He has done this to me before. That helplessness that causes me to look for the divine is where I learn. It is where I grow as a human. It is where my limits and strengths are defined.

Don’t believe me? Try it. Do something that you know you can’t do. Face a fear, push your limits and see what it is like to need God or not continue. Call on him and see what happens.

Proverbs 3:5–6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

~Lori O’Gara

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