The scriptures remind us that God loves us and seeks to sustain us in all of life. Therefore we can ask for guidance in the confidence that God’s way, the very best way, will be made known to us. The vision of the promised land comes from God. The direction and strength to get there also come from God. But if we are to see the vision and to make the journey, we must be willing to give up what we have for that which is not yet fully realized. We need a willingness and openness to discern, to see God’s way and, finally, a yearning to be led in that way alone.