There are times in a person’s life when the way forward is unclear. We often think we understand where God is leading us, but then we reach a bend in the river. Doors that we thought were wide open slam shut and we are left out in the cold. What then?
F. B. Meyer, in his book Paul, A Servant of Jesus Christ, illustrated this truth beautifully.
“Be not afraid to trust God utterly. As you go down the long corridor you may find that He has preceded you, and locked many doors which you would fain have entered; but be sure that beyond these there is one which He has left unlocked. Open it and enter, and you will find yourself face to face with a bend of the river of opportunity, broader and deeper than anything you had dared to imagine in your sunniest dreams. Launch forth on it; it conducts to the open sea.”
When you reach a bend in the river and the way forward seems unclear, relax. Trust in God Who has established every step you are to take.