It Could be Just Beyond the Horizon

When I was a little girl my parents took me to see the Rocky Mountains. We left Ohio and drove for what seemed like weeks to a five year old girl. Would we ever get there? Had my parents promised something that they would not be able to accomplish? I had never seen mountains except in books so I kept my eyes on the horizon ahead, waiting to get my first glimpse of the promise that I was going to see huge snowcapped mountains. Finally after days of driving and waiting for the promise, the mountains appeared. But we continued to drive without much evidence that we were getting any closer to them. We kept driving, we stopped for gas, we stopped to eat, and we stopped at parks to stretch our legs. Still the mountains loomed in the distance appearing no closer. Of course we eventually arrived in Colorado and I was able to experience the Rocky Mountains for the first time but at times during that trip I doubted the promise my parents had given me. Have you been in a similar situation? Have you received a promise from the Lord that you’ve been waiting to have fulfilled? Abraham and Sarah could tell you a story about waiting on a promise. I imagine they could tell you all about struggling to continue trusting when it didn’t seem like they were getting any closer to the fulfillment of the promise they had received. What they waited for was somewhere on the horizon but they never seemed to make any progress toward attaining it. Sometimes the journey is longer than we anticipate. Sometimes God leads us along paths that seem to go nowhere but all the time, He has a plan. He is working in our lives whether we see progress or not. He asks us to trust Him to fulfill what He as promised. Each day we cover more ground even though we may not see it. God will take us safely to the end of the journey where we will rejoice with Him.

Psalm 25:9-10  He leads the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way. All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth to those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.