Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Proverbs 21:24

"A man's steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?"

I stumbled across this Proverb the other day and have been thinking about it ever since. It's quite a paradox, isn't it? On one hand, how supremely comforting to know that the Lord is directing our steps! Yet...at the same time, how distressing not to know or understand the direction the Lord's taking us.

When Heather and I left our home in West Chester to come work for TWR in Slovakia, we had no idea what God had planned for our future. Four months later, we still don't know. In fact, when it comes to the future, I feel like there are more questions now than ever. Do we return to the States at the end of June as originally planned? To do what? Do we continue to work with TWR? If so, where? In what capacity? And how will our financial needs be met? Or do we pursue something new altogether? Further education? A different ministry opportunity? We don't know.

We've seen the Lord at work in our lives and hearts since the moment we set foot here. He's been so, so faithful, and we know He's directing our steps even now. But we're walking blind, our hands in His, unsure where our feet will land. Pray that we continue to trust Him in excited expectation and that we don't give way to fear...or try too hard to guide our own steps.