Walking Invisible Paths

“Does He not see my ways and count my every step?” (Job 31:3)

I needed a photo of Mt. Rainier, the mighty mountain that sometimes breaks through the cloud covers to show herself here in the Pacific Northwest. The day was sunny, the skies were clear and she was visible.

My quest took me to the college campus I attended decades ago. I trod forth trusting in God’s strength. My vigor was not as it once had been yet I relished this nostalgic time. I noted changes yet old scenes remained and I gave thanks for the years I had spent in this setting.

As I returned to my car, photos taken, God quickened a thought to me. My mother had attended this same college when she was pregnant with me. I had spent time on these paths before when they were invisible to me, when I was being formed “in my mother’s womb” ( Psalm 139:13b).

How could I have known then the steps the years ahead would hold for me? It reminded me that hidden from each of us are the steps we are yet to walk out but they are dependent on the steps we take in the present. The invisible will become visible. Our mighty Mt. Rainier is always present even when the clouds shroud her from view. She stands steady awaiting her time to be seen fully.

Likewise I am to be steady as I walk forward, trusting what now is invisible awaiting God’s timing of revelation. It was so in utero, it was so as I looked back on years behind me and it remains so as I enter the moments of today. Every step counts in God’s eyes and in His individual plans for each of our lives.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for all the steps of years that have brought me to “now”. More importantly, thank You for accompanying me every moment. When your ways remain hidden or not easily understood by me, let it be enough for me to be on your path with You. Amen.

About the Author:
Lynn Severance is a retired elementary classroom teacher. She lives in Lynnwood, Washington. She writes to encourage others as God has encouraged her during 27 years of living with daily physical challenges.

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