One day I stopped my car beside a river to enjoy the scenery. As I got out of the car, and I began to walk across the beach that ran alongside the river, I noticed a profusion of gull tracks in the sand. The tracks were a jumble, crisscrossing each other running out in all directions. As I looked at the jumble of tracks, I thought, “Lord, this is how I feel right now. I am searching for Your direction, but I cannot seem to find it. I cannot find Your track to follow.

As I stood and looked at the tracks and admitted to the Lord my feelings of confusion and discouragement, I knew that I was not the only follower of Christ who has found themselves in these kinds of circumstances. I also reaffirmed in my own heart that God had spoken words of encouragement and direction to me through His Word. It was at that point that I decided to write down and process what the Lord has spoken to me. It was my desire that by writing down the Lord’s teachings, my faith would be strengthened. It is my desire now to share my journey with you so that you will be encouraged, and that through our fellowship, we can encourage one another.