Trail Walking


 "I wish I knew where we are in relationship to where we started! 
 I guess I'll just have to trust..."
I said this out loud while walking a complicated network of trails earlier this week,
surrounded by beauty but feeling quite "lost" in the maze and perplexity of unidentified paths. 
Very occasionally, a trail marker appeared telling us we were on a trail.
Just not WHERE!
I would have much rather have known where our current position lay
in relationship to the start and finish!
As soon as I'd said it, I realized how much my trail experience was like LIFE!
How I'd love to know the beginning from the end--
and where I am in relationship to them both!
Most of the time, (as on the trail) all I can DO is trust.

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

5 comments:

  1. I love that analogy and completely understand it as well! It does so often feel like that. I like how you find wisdom or something to ponder in unexpected places!

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  2. Trust. That's the lesson, isn't it? It's the only lesson.

    Beautiful photos!

    "Trail." Hahaha...I knew that, hahah...they might as well have signs that say, "Tree." :-)

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    1. That's right! (About BOTH - trust AND tree)

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  3. Beautiful photos, and I love the Scripture verses, too. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  4. I hear you! Very applicable lesson for me!

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