“But I trust in your unfailing love…”
~Psalm 13:5

“It’s dark in here, God,” I said as the door closed shut behind me. There was no answer. I felt my way along the walls as I slowly crept forward. “It’s a long hallway, God,” I said. I took another hesitant step forward. Where I  thought I was going, I had no idea. Eventually, I tired and sat down. “It’s getting cold, too,” I called out. Still, no answer. And so I sat in the cold dark, and waited, doing all I could to keep my rising anxiety at bay.

After what seemed like an eternity, I called out again to God. “Hello? Can you hear me? I know you have to be here.”

“Of course, I’m here,” God called back.

“Why didn’t you answer me earlier?” I asked.

“I was busy arranging your next chapter,” God answered.

“My next chapter?”

“What you’ll be doing next with your life. I closed the door on your last chapter and I’ve not yet opened the next door. I’m working out the details,” God explained.

“What do I do while you’re busy working everything out?” I asked.

“Hold onto my promise,” God said.

So I sat, in the dark hallway, holding onto the promise of God, waiting patiently for Him to open the next door.

After some time had passed I called out, “Thank you for all you’re doing for me.” Just then, God opened the next door. Light flooded into the hallway and I could see what was next, and it was so beautiful!

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