Now in 2020 I want to DEPEND on him and know what that really is like. And so, now that I know where I’ve been, I can turn toward where I am going: Into the unknown with a cloud of glory leading the way and more glory following behind me. Isn’t that how we should face every day? We are forever traveling to our destinations, whether it is to Egypt or Babylon, or back to Jerusalem to rebuild. But the whole way we know that our ultimate destination is to be with our Good Father forever, even though we must spend a while in exile.
When it seems that evil has the upper hand in the world, we must hold on to the heart-knowledge that God is still on the throne. Our choices in the chaos will prove to whom we belong.
Like a father who is coaxing his daughter to jump in the pool, our Father coaxes us to just trust. Even though nothing makes sense and even though we have seen how heavy things sink to the bottom. We jump because we know that our Father is good and has never failed us in the past. We jump because of his track record.