Growing and maturing in life means sometimes taking steps into unfamiliar territory. All it requires is us having faith that God will lead us every step of the way (Mt. 14:22-33). We ourselves cannot control every facet of life, but we can rest in the fact of knowing that we are the children of the One Who is sovereign and is in control. God will never lead us into an area that He has not either designed to mature us. Nor will He allow us to enter a situation in which He has not already provided an exit strategy. It is not in the removal from a situation that we grow, but it is in the remaining within the situation and trusting in God that everything is okay…regardless of what we see going on around us.