Have you ever made an about face? Not knowing what lies ahead, no guarantees of success, nevertheless, to continue on the same path seemingly no longer possible.
I don’t know about you, Dear Reader, but I don’t have a life map in my back pocket, signed, sealed, and delivered by the Lord. Just because we head down one path doesn’t mean it’s a lifelong choice, whether it’s good or bad.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:6 RSV
My One Word for 2019 isNEVERTHELESS. Even when the Lord calls me to do the impossible, nevertheless, I’ll trust His wisdom and love. If He stops me in my tracks, I’ll trust Him to give me the patience I need to wait for His next move. And when I really mess up, nevertheless I’ll trust that His grace and forgiveness are greater than my sin. (Yeah, I know, that’s a lot of really big stuff to believe for, nevertheless …)
Will you join me on a journey to greater trust? Shall we choose an attitude of “nevertheless” as our traveling companion? Shall we be surprised, confused, and overjoyed, in spite of our frailities, at how the Lord chooses to love and grow us up?
bravely embrace the not knowing of NEVERTHELESS.