Walking in Faith—Here

I am here but I’m not sure where “here” is. But more than that, I’m uncertain about the there of tomorrow.

Does that bother anyone else? I don’t do well with unknown paths. But isn’t that the journey we are all called to? One where we put one foot in front of the other—following the light as it illuminates the next 3 feet?

As I’ve embraced the Savior more in my life, I’m learning to live by walking a road largely unknown to me. It’s rarely easy, but it is at least an adventure.

And there are some things I know here. I am certain there will be hardship and tears. I know I will step in potholes and trip over rocks and tree roots. But I also know the amazing gifts of hope and and joy that comes with trusting in the Lord.

Although at times it seems so,  it’s not that I’m stumbling blindly, hopeless to find my way. I have the only true source of Light guiding me. The Light that penetrates to the darkest corners, even to the depths of hell.

So why do I close my eyes and fumble in the dark?

Maybe it’s time to embrace the here and now. Moment by moment. Day by day. I think it’s time for me to not just speak my faith but wear it–trusting in the Lord to guide me into the darkened wilderness.

I will begin with this new day, with where I am now—with the “here.”

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105 HCSB).

Share in the Discussion: Do you struggle with following a path not completely known to you? Have you learned some “tricks” to truly living in faith?

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

10 comments on “Walking in Faith—Here
  1. Charlie says:

    Hi, Julie! I’m visiting from Lisa-Jo’s site and am so glad I did. Nice to meet you! I know the feeling and just try to remember that though I don’t know…he does! Keep walking….

  2. jenbuckner says:

    Julie, I love you & I am right there with you embracing the moment by moment, trusting even in darkness. We have to refocus pretty frequently to remember to do this and keep perspective. I have to step back at least hourly if I am going to keep trusting instead of getting swept up. Pray continually comes to my mind as a way to keep trusting. 🙂 I love your words. Thank you for sharing!!!


    • juliesunne says:

      Love you too, Jen! People share that my daughter’s smile lights up the room–your beautiful smile does the same thing. I miss seeing it already and it’s only been 2 weeks. Thanks for the handholding. Praying continually is the only way I can do each crazy-filled day. Blessings, my friend.

  3. Hmm…. so good, Julie. I think I can often struggle with this very thing but I am slowly learning. Tracing the path to trust. As Elisabeth Elliot once said, “If our faith does not work here today, it will not work at all.”

  4. Monica Steely says:

    Yes – I struggle every time He calls to something new! I don’t know why…He’s proven Himself faithful in the past, so why would He not this time? Just another level of faith and trust He brings us to. Thank you for sharing, I loved it!

    • juliesunne says:

      We harbor such insecurity, even in God it seems. Maybe that’s His plan, Monica. If we begin to feel comfortable in trusting Him, maybe it no longer requires faith.

  5. Karen says:

    I sure do know the feeling–trying to establish a new “career” as a writer in the later part of my life (first I was an art teacher, then mostly a stay home mom for the past 19 years) has felt exactly like that picture. I have an interview to work as an aide 25 hours a week at my kids school coming up on Tuesday, and I’d love prayer for whether that is part of the path or an obstruction. Thanks for sharing so simply…I’ll be back!

    • juliesunne says:

      Yes, I supplement my writing “career” with other jobs as well, Karen. It can seem quite foggy as we attempt to walk the path God has laid out. I try to take it one step at a time, praying the entire way for illumination.
      I would love to pray for you right now: Father God, I lift Karen up to you. Draw her close to You so she can feel Your heart on this matter of whether to take a part-time job. Let her take each next step boldly, knowing the doors will close if this is not your plan. Give her peace of mind and courage to walk in faith. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
      Remember, trying out a job doesn’t mean you have to do it for the long term. It may just be helpful for a short season. Blessings, my new friend.

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