Have you ever been in a convoy of cars following the lead, and that lead driver is the only person who knows the way? Have you ever felt like saying to the lead driver ‘don’t get us lost’! Deep down you are not really concerned that they will get themselves lost, otherwise you would not follow them.
In this situation we are just expressing our fear that we don’t know where we are going, and we are reliant on someone else. So if we get lost we won’t know how to get out.
Sometimes it feels like this with God. It feels that we are stepping out into the unknown, in situations where we know we can’t get ourselves out if we get lost. Psalm 23 tells us our God will lead us like a shepherd, and we can have confidence in the direction he leads.
Do you struggle to keep sight of God, the good shepherd and lead driver? How might daily practises such as prayer enable us to better trust in His direction?