You are walking a path, taking you forward into the future. As you venture along, excitement builds. You are running toward goals, and the speed is exhilarating. Eventually you come upon what seems to be an enormous boulder blocking your foot path.
The monstrous thing just sits. Dismay sets in. But you must keep going!
Pushing and straining, you try to move it only a smidgeon so you can squeeze by and get back to running.
You have to move it!
Try as you might, you realize no amount of human strength is going to cause it to budge. Close cliffs line each side of the footpath.
Only one way exists to keep going. You have to climb it. As you climb it, a dawning realization overtakes you.
It’s not an impossible obstacle, but the immovable Rock, God!
Once on top, your vantage point changes. New firm footing helps you to stand, and now you can see clearly the pitfall that came next in the footpath He was trying to protect you from.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?—the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. Psalm 18:30–32 ESV
What today seems to be blocking your progress that might be the Lord protecting your footing?
*This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: PROTECT
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