By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called . . . . And he went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8

HasGod ever asked you to do something that seemed unreasonable? Somethingthat took you into the territory of the unknown? What if He asked youto refuse a long-awaited promotion or resist a longed-for relationship?What if He called you to a remote part of the world or asked you torelease your children to serve Him in a faraway place?

Theunknown is full of haunting “what ifs.” Yet God often calls us to chartunknown territory as we follow Him. Obeying His commands to forgive, togive away our treasures, or to give up things that provide security andpleasure often leave us in the scary territory of unknown outcomes.

Imagine how Abraham felt when God asked him to move his whole family without telling him where they were going (Gen. 12:1-3).God also asked Abraham to persevere—to stay in an unknown land evenwhen the lure of past comforts may have threatened to seduce him andhis family back to their comfort zone in Ur.

Entering a new yearis like entering uncharted territory. The fear of the unknown couldcripple our capacity to follow God’s leading through the days ahead.Yet, like Abraham, when we cling to the One who knows all things, we’rein good hands—regardless of where He leads.

Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand. —Stanphill

Never be afraid to entrust the unknown future to the all-knowing God.