The last time we moved, we moved into condo living. And because our unit was built several decades ago, it does not have the open concept we twenty-first century HGTV junkies know so well. What was more important to us was the location and the number of rooms.
So we must do some winding to get from one room to another. We leave the one combo room we have—the kitchen/family room—to enter the dining room, then make a sharp left into the living room, then a left or right into a hallway to reach all the other rooms. We have no straight shot; our path is a zigzag affair.
Sometimes we think the path of life is a wide, open, straight shot. We are born, we live, we die. “You have your whole life in front of you” we say to the very young. That's true, but won't there be corners to turn and walls to bump into? Don't we sometimes get stuck in rooms we intended, had hoped, to only pass through, or avoid altogether?
We live in a world that's a zigzag affair, and more than likely, we won't always know the way through. Not on our own.
Have you hit a wall?
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
(Ps. 143:8 NIV)