The Safe Path

Things have been confusing lately. My poor brain has felt pretty mushy the past couple of weeks. Some things are going really, really well. Other things are going well in the sense that I’m obeying, but it doesn’t look like it’s going well. And others I really just have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing.

I keep thinking of this scene from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (one of my favorite movies because of the character development/family dynamics). In it, the world falls in. But! Just before everything starts to crumble, the princess trips a switch that shows them the one safe path to take. She tells Prince Dastan, “There is only one safe path. Follow in my footsteps.”

I love in Exodus 15:13, where Moses says, “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” The only safe path is following in God’s footsteps and it doesn’t matter what everything else looks like. I want to be able to look at the results and be able to see that the path I’m on is the right one, but that’s not how it works. I can’t judge which is the safe path. I just have to keep listening for God’s footstep, step where He tells me to step and trust Him for the results. And I can do that because He’s leading me in His unfailing love. He has my best interests at heart.

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