Posted by: Veroni Kruger | January 14, 2021

There is a path!

Paul Schoch, renowned international evangelist, was driving along a freeway in the United States one night, troubled about uncertainties in his future.  “Lord, why don’t you show me what lies ahead?” was the cry of his heart.  

Back came the question: “How far ahead can you see in the light of your car’s headlights?  About 350 feet?  Then how can you continue to drive at such a high speed?”  

“Because I know there is a road.”

We are surrounded by uncertainties.  I don’t want to enumerate them, but I am sure you know all about your own uncertainties.  Also, that you know enough about the uncertainties in your own country and internationally, that you often cry out to the Lord as Paul Schoch did.  “What is going to happen” is perhaps the most commonly heard question we all hear around us.

How do we deal with this?

It is no use trying to deny our uncertainties.  Better to acknowledge them and deal with them.  Faith is not denial.  Rather, it is being realistic about challenges and to counter them with a clear profession of trust in God and acting accordingly.

But seriously, what is going to happen?

Firstly, we know there is a path.  

If we really trust God, we know He is at work achieving his purposes in mankind.  We know we are not in the hands of reckless fate, like some supernatural force over which no-one has any control.  Another Paul, in the midst of persecution, declared, “I know who I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him” (2 Timothy 1.12).  

Paul of Tarsus, the apostle knew the secret:  knowing God.

But what about leaders in this world that behave as if they are in control?  Psalm 2.4 says “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.”

Reading about the antics of some leaders, one cannot help but think of the description of life in Shakespeare’s Macbeth:  “that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”  Leaders, however powerful some may seem, come and go.  God’s kingdom moves forward with relentless purposefulness.  

We know already what the outcome of it all is going to be.  Jesus Christ will be recognized by friend and foe as being what he really is, THE LORD (Philippians 2.12) This will herald the consummation of the Kingdom of God, when God will be “all in all” 1 Corinthians 15.28).   

“That is all well and good, you may ask. But what about the present?”

Back to Paul of Tarsus:  Make sure you know God.  I suggest getting to know him more and more through a dedicated life of seeking Him every day.  Study his Word and cultivate a prayer life with Him. 

Trust Him to lead you beyond where you see at present, but continue to take the steps before you.  We know there is a path!  And we know in whom we have believed.  We are confident that He continue to lead us until that day when we will see Him as He really is.  


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  1. D’kie Veroni vir hierdie herinnering! Ek het onthou wat in Ps 119 vers 105 staan, “U woord is die lamp wat my die weg wys, die lig op my pad” ….D’kie Here vir u Woord!

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