How do I find my way through this construction maze?

Last year I arrived at the Berlin train station not knowing what to expect. I hadn’t seen the city in 10 years. The hotel that I had booked for the night was supposed to be across the street from the train station.

This train station was new, and to find the way out was already a bit difficult. Especially when you’ve been traveling for 24 hours with hardly any sleep. But once I got outside, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was construction all around the train station. Barriers were set up all over the place. It looked like a maze.

In order not to attract too much attention and not to give away that I didn’t know where to go (train stations  and the surrounding areas are notorious for crime), I just started walking. I wasn’t fast enough, a few guys did see my initial hesitation and approached me. But I was determined not to show any fear and just kept walking. I was very grateful when my sense of direction kicked in and after a few dead ends I found my way to the hotel.

This picture reminded me of the maze I am in right now. There have been so many BIG changes in my life over the last 18 months. And it resembles very much a construction zone… It seems wherever I’m turning there are more and more new things, new situations and totally unfamiliar circumstances I am finding myself in. At times it is overwhelming that I can’t see the end. God has me on a journey right now where I don’t know the destination. He has revealed only a few steps along the way. But as I travel on, I discover more and more about this journey.

There have been days where I have been tired of this maze. I want clarity. I want a clear picture. I want a plan. I want instructions carved in stone. But all these things are not there. Not yet anyway. I have to walk by faith and trust God’s timing in my life.

How do I find my way through this construction maze? By stepping out in faith and believing in God’s promises He has given me. Some days I do hit a dead end and have to backtrack and find my way back to the right path. Lovingly my Heavenly Father guides me, and by putting up barriers He protects me and brings me safely through this construction zone of my life. The following Bible verses from Proverbs 3:5-6 have encouraged me on this journey:

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.”

Are you in construction maze right now? How do you find your way through it?

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