“You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” – Psalm 16:11
Life is an adventure. Somewhere in the struggle of every day, we often lose the perspective that life is really a crazy beautiful ride. We get tunnel vision concerning the problems of the day. We aren’t sure how we will make it through. We get addicted to highs and terrified of lows.
The path of life is windy. It is wild and unpredictable. It is beyond our control. But all of the things that make it terrifying make it thrilling. It wouldn’t be an adventure without risk, without danger, without the joy of triumph and the hard lessons of defeat.
The Lord is watching over us. He has placed us on this planet not to suffer and toil but to thrive and live (even as we suffer and toil). He has placed us in an epic journey. We are a novel of his creation, a character of his authorship.
The thrill of adventure never looks the way we imagine. And what can seem like a long journey is actually a flash in the pan when measured against eternity. We get one chance at this adventure. We can sleep through it, waste it, lament it, or enjoy it.
Only through knowing God is it possible to perceive the journey of life. The path is windy and arduous. But it is thrilling. It is an adventure.