Here’s what I find interesting about this scripture:
The lamp is simply giving us all the light we need. In the moment of whatever it is we are going through, we tend to want a ginormous “stadium light” that will reveal the entire meadow, field, forest, or whatever it is we are traveling through. But that’s not what the scripture is saying here. Without saying it, God is saying: “trust me from step to step. I’ll always give you enough light for the next step but just take the step and trust me. Right now I don’t need you to be able to see 50 feet in front of you, I just need you to see 1 foot in front of you.”
This doesn’t mean God never shows us the big picture or doesn’t reveal things “up ahead” but there are times where God just needs us to obey without understanding.
I’m reminded of the time I had a tumor in my left nostril that led all the way up to my brain…
I remember begging and pleading for God to please just make it fall out! After all, I didn’t have the money for surgery. I was scared. I didn’t have insurance for all of these medical bills.
God kept saying TRUST ME.
Little did I know, God was waiting for me to get on the operating table before He allowed the tumor to fall out. Why? Because it was about much more than me. He needed that doctor to see something he had never seen in 40+ years of practicing medicine.
God didn’t need me to see the “big picture”
He simply needed me to wake up every morning and just trust Him in the fact that He had me taken care of.
Today I encourage you to just simply trust God. Stop trying to figure things out yourself and just get your lamp and walk. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking.