We’re often looking for God’s will—especially when we’re in a difficult situation. We wonder, What will happen to me here? Should I stay or does God want me somewhere else? The only way to know for sure is to do what He asks you to do right now—the duty of the present moment—to obey Him.

As you obey, you will be strengthened to take the next step and the next. Step by step, one step at a time. That’s how we learn to walk with God.

We always want to know what’s coming next. But that’s God’s business. Your task and mine is to obey today and leave the future to Him. The psalmist says our steps are “ordered by the Lord” (37:23). This day’s direction is all we need. Tomorrow’s instruction is of no use to us at all. George MacDonald said, “We do not understand the next page of God’s lesson book; we see only the one before us. Nor shall we be allowed to turn the [page] until we have learnt its lesson.”

If we concern ourselves with God’s will and obey each day the directions and warnings He gives; if we walk by faith and step out in the path of obedience, we will find that God will lead us through this day. As Jesus put it, “Tomorrow will worry about its own things” (Matt. 6:34).

Blessed is the person who trusts God one step at a time.


David H. Roper


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