The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. 

By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see. (Hebrews 11:1-3 MSG)

A few years ago, while traveling in Long Island, I found myself in downtown New York City at 10:00 at night with the gas gauge below a quarter of a tank. I had missed the exit I was supposed to take, and the GPS kept saying the words I hear so often—rerouting-rerouting-rerouting. I kept turning, kept on following, and went through some areas that probably weren’t the best places to get stuck. Sometimes the GPS would say to turn, and the road would be closed for construction—rerouting-rerouting-rerouting.

As I was traveling down an alley, I looked up, and lo and behold I was right beneath the Brooklyn Bridge! Finally, the GPS had gotten me safely to my hotel. Needless to say, I offered prayers of thanksgiving.

Sounds a lot like life for some of us, doesn’t it? Maybe you have made similar mistakes in life, some choices that were not the best. Maybe you have felt lost and in a “bad place.” Maybe you know where you want to go or should go, but you just don’t have a clue how to get there. And all the while God is saying to each of us, “You may not know the way, but I do. I know exactly where you are, and I will lead you home.” You may get sidetracked, you may take a wrong turn, and you may get completely lost, but God always knows exactly where you are and will lead you home.

~Scott McKenzie


Are you pounding the steering wheel of life in frustration because you are not headed where you want to go? Right now, are you looking around and saying, “This isn’t where I want to be”?


Pray for God’s guidance. Ask God to help you trust in him. Beware, God may say, “rerouting-rerouting-rerouting.”

From A Generous Life: 28 Days of Devotion. Copyright © 2019 Abingdon Press. All rights reserved.

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