Sometimes our path seems really unclear. I have walked through several seasons of life that just seemed so fuzzy and uncertain to me.
When I went off to college, I was so confused. I couldn't be convinced it was really where I was supposed to be until I was there and even then I had my doubts. I didn't feel qualified. I didn't feel smart enough. I was sure I would fail. But in the end, I knew, even in the midst of all the doubts, fears, and confusion, it was exactly where I was supposed to be.
One thing was made clear in the midst of those confusions and doubts.
That I must walk by faith and not by sight.
Romans 8:24-25 says, "For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."
And 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, "for we walk by faith, not by sight."
I have clung to these verses especially in the seasons when I have had to put one foot in front of the other without knowing what was ahead, without even knowing where I was stepping.
The path may be unclear, but God's faithfulness is clear.
I may not be able to see what lies ahead. I may be confused, doubting, discouraged. But as a Christian, I am called to live by faith and not by sight. I hope in that which is not seen. I hope in a God who I know will make my path straight and lead me on. Even when I cannot see what is ahead, he can.
The path is not always clear for my own vision, but the path is always clear in God's vision. He sees all and is in control of all.
In him, I put my hope.