Ready to Launch

Apr 2, 2024 | Devotionals

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.  Psalm 119:105 

We’ve all been down a run before, come upon an absolute launch portal, but questioned whether or not we should send it. Whether a cornice, jump, rock, cliff, or cat track ledge, it’s often hard to see what the landing looks like on the other side. It may be a smooth groomer, maybe bumps, or best case scenario a powder field. I know for certain I have launched myself into a few unknowns recently both in skiing and life. 

Oftentimes God presents us with an opportunity or asks something of us and we can’t see the landing. We have to step out in blind faith, trusting that he is sovereign and knows best. It is not comfortable to do this, but we can be comforted in the fact that our all knowing father will walk alongside us the entire way. If we land in some unexpected bumps, crash and burn, God will be right there to pick us back up and put us back together so he can send us on our way until we reach the base. If we land perfectly on a groomer he will guide us as we edge our way along. And if we land in a powder field he will rejoice alongside us. 

No matter what, stepping out in faith is scary. Not seeing the outcomes or the ending is scary. Psalm 119:105 says that his Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Imagine holding a lantern over your feet as you walk down a path in the dark. All you can see is a little of what is in front of you and around you. You can’t see the entire picture, nor all of what’s ahead. That’s how God intends for it to be! If he wanted us to see all that was in front of us that verse may read “His word is a construction zone beam of light” or “drone footage to our feet and our path.” If we could see all that was ahead we would have no reason to trust and depend on God. But God wants us to trust him completely. It’s not comfortable but comforting. 

  • Read Luke 5:1-11. How do you think Jesus’ disciples felt when he asked them to follow?

  • The ski season is almost over, maybe some of you are on to something new, or unsure where you are going next. Ask Jesus to be your guide. 

By Liz Wallace | Dillon, CO


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