When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”  So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle.
Exodus 13:17-18 NLT
Sometimes our life takes an unexpected turn that feels like it’s for the worst. Just like the Israelites, God can lead us toward our destiny in a roundabout way. It might take longer and feel more challenging, but God has a purpose and plan to protect and strengthen us through it.
In what area of your life do you feel like God is leading you in a roundabout way? How have you been responding to that? Make a decision to trust God to guide you down the best path for your life.
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