He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and sets me on my high places.
Psalm 18:33 NKJV 

One day while in Colorado, my husband and 
I decided to drive to the top of a mountain for a picnic. We started our ascent, which seemed to be straight up the mountain. I began to feel a little anxious and thought maybe we had made the wrong decision. Who cares about a picnic on top of a mountain anyway? The higher we went, the narrower the road became. One wrong move and it could have sent us plunging to our death.

As my husband was commenting on the beauty of the mountains and the tree lines, I was commenting, “Please keep your eyes on the road, and turn around as soon as there is an opportunity.” He was determined to go all the way up and kept insisting that it would be worth it. “Trust me!” he said. I reluctantly agreed. After all, to turn around would only have put me closer to the road’s edge.

Once we made it to the top, he was right. The scene was breathtaking. We could see for miles. There was a beautiful small lake on top of the mountain and we could see the small city down below. The treetops looked like they had been perfectly lined up. God is so creative.

This is what faith looks like. Proverbs 3:5 says to trust God with all your heart. Sometimes we can’t see what is around the corner. Often, the path seems less traveled and the obstacles more than we want to encounter, but if we stay focused on the goal, the payoff can be amazing. If I had trusted my husband’s judgment, that ride up the mountain would not have generated so much anxiety. We did get down the mountain safely; once back on lower ground, I was so grateful I had pressed through and that I didn’t let the voice of fear keep me from experiencing such beauty. If you cannot see from God’s perspective just yet, trust Him. Keep on climbing to the top through prayer. You will soon see things differently.

Make Your Mark
So often we must press through in faith and trust to get our breakthrough. What obstacles are in your way today? What are you believing God for? Just keep going. Trust Him and enjoy the journey. Great things are just around the bend—or up the mountain.