But even after all he did, you refused to trust the Lord your God…Deuteronomy 1:32 (NLT)
The children of Israel were a stubborn lot. A trip that should have taken eleven days instead took forty years. The verse continues with, “…who goes before you looking for the best places to camp, guiding you with a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day.” They lost the opportunity to start a new life of freedom because of their fear, bickering, and disobedience. He was there to guide them day and night, yet they still refused to cooperate. And, yes, they suffered the consequences. How many times do we complain to God about the circumstances of our life? As I look back over the last few years, I see the hand of God in so many ways. Whether the months were filled with joy due to a wedding or birth of a new grandgirlie or months of pain and anguish in the shadow of the pit of depression, God held the flashlight on my path so I could see the next step. I don’t want my legacy to be that I refused to trust God and failed to make the grand parade into the Promised Land. I want my grandgirlies to know that Nana believed God and had faith and trust in His goodness and guidance. Join me in the Trust Parade…it will be glorious!