The Unknown Way

Sometimes the path we take may lead us into the unknown. Sometimes we have a choice to make — often wondering which way to go? Sometimes there is only one way through to the other side.

With every step we take in life we learn more about overcoming the fear of stepping into the unknown — when we take a risk and we put faith into action. For very often we cannot see the way ahead and yet that’s what we are waiting for — to see what we cannot see. Living with the hope of finding a better way through. There are no short cuts in this life — its tough and we are fools to think it will be anything less. We cannot escape the pain that we experience or the uncertainty with passing time— but there is a way that brings comfort to the soul and peace to the mind. For all that may appear to be uncertain there is solid ground.

With the journey through life we begin to realise that we become more familiar with the less familiar pathway. There is a search for something more, a search for something new and fresh. In this place we realise more day by day that He is the only one who can nourish, restore and satisfy our soul.

But who is He? Who is He that knows every part of me? The one who is longing to be known by every part of me.

We will always learn something new in the unknown — when we see more of the beautiful life we were made for. We grow. We develop. We stumble. We fall very often trying to find our way. Our senses awaken to all that is unfamiliar and new around us. Our trust, our faith and vulnerability teach us so much more than we could ever learn along familiar paths. Yet we are truly thankful for the seasons of life that take us along those well worn paths — for sometimes it’s in those places that we find rest for our soul and the patience to wait for a new open door.

Prehaps this is how the journey of life unfolds. The pathway ahead always guaranteed to be full of the unknown. With our complacency we sometimes find ourselves stuck — discontented with the old familiar ways that make us feel secure. We realise more and more that it is in the unknown and less familiar places and spaces that we dare to risk it all and plunge out into the deep. We abandon it all — no longer afraid. Trusting in the unknown ways that lead us on. Like a young bird being pushed out of its nest we learn more about how to lean into His everlasting arms and lean less on our own understanding. We learn to trust Him and to follow Him in all of the pathways — for they lead us into a deeper intimacy with Him.

But who is He? Who is He that knows every part of me? The one who is longing to be known by every part of me.

May we become more familiar with the unfamiliar and unknown pathway. For this is where we are meant to be and this is where He always loves to lead us through. The place where our faith flourishes and where we get to know Him. Life is more of an adventure when we embrace — the unknown way.