I like the idea of a path.
It makes me feel safe- someone has traveled this way before, I’m not aimlessly wandering. A path feels hopeful- it’s creator saw it as a better way, a safer route. This was prepared for you. You were expected.
The path might get difficult. It might be uphill for long stretches. It might get rainy, or cold, or very hot. The terrain could get rough. Sometimes the path might get boring. For a while you may have to keep your head down and keep putting one foot in front of the other, watching out for roots or stumps or slick mud. Sometimes the path is breathtaking. Sometimes the sun shines warm on your face and butterflies land on your fingertips and you know you are right where you are supposed to be.
Sometimes it feels like you are walking the path alone. How encouraging to know others have been where you are and others will come after you. Community could be inspired around this path- how you navigated particular sections, how to best prepare for certain seasons, what provisions you might need.
You can find rest on the path.. and when you’re ready to start again you know which direction to go.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Psalm 23:2-3
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6