Between a rock and a hard place

Have you ever been between a rock and a hard place? Both are equally difficult and dangerous to break through.

But I often find myself between a mountain and a river. Both routes appear equally good, right, and correct. So how do I make a choice?

How do you know if you should take the mountain road or cross the river to reach the  other side?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Wait for the river to part, so you can walk across or wait for a boat to row across. If you try crossing that fast-flowing river without a boat, you might drown. If the Lord wants you to go up the mountain, wait until you get your climbing equipment and your hiking boots or you could fall to your death.

Wait. Wait. Wait. And that’s the hard part, because not many of us like to wait.

Stay in the field, eat the grass, relax under the shade. Learn that waiting might refresh you and give you strength. When the river parts or God sends you a boat, cross the water. But if God sends you climbing gear and hiking boots, then go that way.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

By the way, I’ve just crossed the river to the other side after a seven month wait.

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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One Response to Between a rock and a hard place

  1. mflabar says:

    It’s not easy for us to wait, even, or especially, on God.

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