By faith Abraham,
when he was called to go out into a place
which he should after receive for an inheritance,
obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.
It is by no means enough to set out cheerfully
with your God on any venture of faith.
Tear into smallest pieces your itinerary
which your imagination may have drawn up.
Nothing will fall out as you expect.
Your guide will keep to no beaten path.
He will lead you by a way
such you have never dreamed your eyes
would look upon.
He knows no fear,
and He expects you to fear
nothing while He is with you.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
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