Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
Hidden things ~ Making what is inaccessible – accessible.
Lord, I hope I have done a wonderful thing in Your eyes. I heard Your voice, I felt the allure of Your call, and I came out of hiding to follow You into uncharted territory. I came to the threshold that separates safety from risk, I looked behind to the familiar, then looked ahead into the dark, and abandoned myself to the unknown. You have promised that my trust in You will be rewarded. How I hope that my faith tugs at Your heart.
I am affirming yet again that I trust You. I will not look back at some of the bridges that were burned as I crossed over into the land of faith. I obeyed You and You burned them. But in a weak moment, I see a few bridges that are left. I could go back to where it feels safe and I will admit that this is a great temptation. But I know the cost. To go where it is familiar, I must let go of Your hand.
Please don’t allow it, Lord. Close the door to the past. Cause your holy fire to consume the lock and disfigure the metal. Should I falter and insert my old key into the lock, may it no longer work in the mechanism. I want to stay here with you, in the land of faith, in the purposes to which You called me before I was even born. I am adapting to a new way of life. The truths are awkward and the rhetoric is strange on my tongue. But as I rehearse them, I know I am making them mine.
I do not know all that You are planning. I could fear but I choose faith. When I could faint, I speak Your promises. When it’s dark and feels like the end, I know You are still carving out a new road. Your plans for me are good. You said, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” In this, Lord, You excel. You are my God and there is none other. In Jesus’ name, Amen