He went out, not knowing whither he went. Hebrews 11:8
This is the verse from the January 2nd devotional in My Utmost for His Highest. It has been five years since I last read through this devotional and I thought I would pick it up again this year. I am amazed at how God speaks to me in the things I have read so many times before.
The New Year always prompts evaluation of the past year and thoughts of what lies ahead. As I look back on more than a year in Hungary I see God growing me in so many ways. I am learning and being stretched in ways I never thought possible. And then I look ahead and wonder what the future holds. I really have no idea what Godâ€™s plan is for me over the next year. Then I read, â€œOne of the difficulties in Christian work is this question â€“ â€˜What do you expect to do?â€™ You do not know what you are going to do; the only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing.â€ What a comforting thought! I donâ€™t have to know the future: the when, where, what and how of the next year. I just have to know that God is in control, that He has a plan and that if I listen carefully He will direct me in the right way in His perfect timing.
Do you face unknowns in the year ahead? Rest in the thought that God designs the Master Plan and that He is working all things together for His glory. What a beautiful truth.