Only 15 feet at a time

There’s an old saying for travelers: The headlights in your car only light up the road in front of you 15 feet at a time—but those 15 feet will get you all the way to your destination.

When you think about it, it’s profound. Miles and miles of darkness stretch out before you. You need light on every inch of that road to navigate the journey successfully. But even though your headlights only give you 15 feet at a time, those 15 feet will guide you all the way to your destination.

That’s like the road of life. And God. We WANT to know what’s ahead. We WANT to have certainty about the future. We WANT to have clarity about what’s around the corner.

But God gives us light for 15 feet at the time. And with him as the source of that light, it’s all we really need.

Psalm 119:105 says it clearly: “Your word is a lamp to my feet; and a light to my path.” 15 feet at a time.

Do you feel like you’re wandering into darkness or uncertainty? Do you crave to know what’s ahead? To have certainty about your future? 15 feet is all you truly need.

The Lord leads us all the way, but he does it day by day.

By Matthew Ruttan

–Today’s devotional is connected to my latest sermon: “Wandering into uncertainty successfully.” It’s based on Deuteronomy 8. Click here to access YouTube or audio-only download options.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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