The Journey

Author: Savannah Coleman — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: June 30, 2021

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
The Journey

Caymen opened his sack and rummaged through the contents. “I have everything I need.” He breathed deep of the green pasture where he’d spent the night. The melodious water of the creek beckoned again, and he drank, refreshed. Caymen saw the morning sun break over the horizon and continued his journey. Hours later, Caymen slowed his steps as he saw the path before him forking in two different directions. “Which one to take?” He pulled the worn book out of his sack and took time to immerse himself in reading. Lips moving silently, he pleaded with the Great One for wisdom and understanding. The unfolding of these words, they turned on a light in the darkest recesses of Caymen’s soul. The voice he was beginning to recognize and trust above all others whispered to his heart: “This is the way; walk in it.” Hope renewed, he stepped toward the path that led into a deep woods. As night fell, darkness descended like a heavy cloak, choking out even the smallest shred of light. Though in his heart he felt the looming claws of death itself, Caymen smiled, for he knew he was not alone. The Great One continued to remind him he need fear no evil. He knew the truth: because he belonged to the Great One, no one and nothing could snatch him out of His hands. Like a sheep following its trusted shepherd, Caymen followed the Great One through the dark valley. Comforted by His presence, Caymen journeyed directly through enemies that would otherwise be too strong for him. Goodness from the hands of the Great One broke through the darkness, dispelling the shadows. Love followed as surely as the gentle wind at Caymen’s back, ushering him on. Onward he strode toward his final destination: the house of the Great One, where he could dwell forever. • Savannah Coleman • Have you ever experienced God refreshing your soul as you spend time in His Word? What was it like? • The “way” Isaiah wrote about is the good news of Jesus Christ (John 14:6). If you’ve put your trust in Jesus, you have everything you need for the journey (2 Peter 1:3). What do you need today? • As we grow closer to God, we can learn to distinguish between His voice and the voices of imposters. What are some ways Jesus is different from imposters (John 10:1-30)? • All of us face dark valleys in our lives. Jesus actually said that we will have trouble in this world (John 16:33), but in Him we can have peace, even in the midst of the trouble. What trouble or darkness are you facing today? Take a moment to ask God to help you feel His peace and recognize His guidance. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Psalm 23; 119:129-152; John 10:1-30