The Lord says,

“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them.

I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains.

These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

Isaiah 42: 16


In these words is found one of the really big promises that God has made to me, for he committed that He would give my blind spirit sight and illuminate the darkness that shrouded my heart and my mind, and all that I had to do was trust Him and accept Christ as the answer to my deepest needs. However, I still have a hard time with the trust part of this agreement, for my nature wants to hold onto the control, and my tendency is to overlay the future with the deep-rooted doubts that my mind brings to life; thus, I have the capability to slip back into an operational form of the blindness that was my makeup before the Spirit of God entered my life, and this self inflicted blindness still leads to some troubling episodes of tripping and falling down hard.


This world is filled with paths of travel that we can take that are rough, rocky, and dangerous; the routes through life are often shrouded in fog, smoke, and haze; so, when I turn off God’s bright lantern and attempt to travel by the weak light of my own understanding, I am very likely to turn down one of these hard and potentially dangerous paths. Additionally, the landscape is in an ever changing state, for evil keeps moving the street signs, digging craters in the way, and speaking false information into my ears in an attempt to get me disoriented and lost. In case you hadn’t noticed, this world is a hostile environment for people who love God.


This is where God proves especially trustworthy, for despite my weakness and failings, He stays true to His word, and He continues to set out the right course for me to follow. The Lord also keeps working in my heart to improve my understanding of Him and of His way to live; thus, God keeps improving the environment where I need to operate. He fills in the holes and He removes the tripping hazards from my path; some of this He does by preparing the path that I will travel for me, and some of it He does by the transforming work that His Spirit does in me. The result is that, by trusting God, I get to witness the reality of His promises in my life, and I am blessed by His presence continually.