I had never been more lost than when I stepped off the train in Venice. I knew my hotel was a few blocks from St. Mark’s Square, so I followed a sign that pointed to “Piazza San Marcos.” An hour later, I hadn’t seen any other signs. My GPS wasn’t working, and I couldn’t find anyone to help me. I boldly kept walking and finally found my hotel.
Jessica in Venice
Several other times during my stay, I got lost on purpose so that I could experience the city. After I left, I realized how much of my life is like my time in Venice. Sometimes I wander, knowing I have a destination to reach, but not knowing how long it will take or what my next turn should be. God allows me to explore and to get lost so that I gain experience and understanding. Thankfully, it’s impossible to wander so far that God can’t hear me when I ask for directions!
I don’t like feeling lost.
I like to have a plan.
But things aren’t always under my control.
Sometimes I feel completely and totally lost.
When that happens, I remind myself
that God is watching over me.
Maybe my life won’t go as planned.
Maybe I will feel lost occasionally.
But God is with me. And I can trust that
I will never be lost to God.
Bethany Acker [Plover, WI]