The Bible is filled with stories of great adventures, long journeys, and travel roadblocks. It’s also our roadmap for walking through life with Jesus by our side. If you’re planning a vacation this summer, check out these Bible verses for travel before you hit the road.
“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.”
In the familiar Psalm of David, we’re reminded to not fear, even when we’re walking through the darkest of valleys. After a scary year of lockdowns, disease, loss, and uncertainty, it’s exciting that the world is starting to open back up again.
But it’s natural to have a little bit of fear along with that excitement, especially as we all adjust to this “new normal”. Of course, getting back into travel is a big part of that, after being stuck at home for so long.
God wants us to explore His creation though—finding renewal in the beauty of all that he has made. Travel is the perfect way to do that, and God will always be there to guide you through new territory.
“Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.”
Proverbs is filled with wisdom to live by, and this is the perfect verse to leave before you travel. You may have picked the destination and created your itinerary, but God chooses your path. Like every step in life, God’s there to keep you safe on vacation too! Remember the words of Proverbs 3:23 next time you’re traveling.
“The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.”
Deuteronomy is about a long, tough journey that ended with the promise of hope and wellness for God’s people.
And just like Moses and the Israelites, God will be watching over your travels too, ensuring that you have everything you need. Whether that’s time to relax and renew your soul on the beach or protection on your camping trip, God’s got you.
“There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.“
What does the night before a family vacation look like in your home? Typically, it’s chaotic. You’re packing frantically, checking on those last-minute details, and getting the house ready to leave. But Ezra reminds us that before we leave, we should be humbling ourselves before God—asking him to protect us on our journey.
Before you book your next flight make sure you check yourself into Abide AWAY! We’re adventuring to seven countries with seven new stories this week. While the week is winding down, there are still 3 great stories left on our itinerary. Plus, it’s never too late to go back and listen to the others. Click here to check out the full itinerary, or read on for a preview of the remaining three adventures.
Wonders in the Rain Forest
We’re heading to South America for an adventure through the Amazon Rainforest. There are more animals than you can imagine, and it’s calming, yet chaotic at the same time. They’re everywhere! As you follow your tour guide through the jungle, be sure to check out the canopy above you. The light rays peek through like spotlights, reminding you how God casts his light into even the darkest of places. Click play to experience the gorgeous scenery of the Amazon with us—admiring God’s creativity as you hike through the jungle.
Lessons From Mt. Kilimanjaro
Grab your hiking boots, we’re climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro! We’re headed to Africa for a physical and spiritual journey of a lifetime. If you’re up for the challenge, click play. Don’t worry, we’re sharing our best tips for climbing any of life’s biggest mountains along the way. We’ll give you the motivation you need to get to the top, and the views will surely make every step of the trek worth it. Let’s get this climb started…
The Wonder of the Northern Light
Before you head home, we’ve got one last magical stop to make. I hope you brought a jacket because we’re headed to Alaska! In this adventure, you’ll come face to face with whales, moose, and the cutest husky puppies you’ve ever seen! Jump on the back of a sled and get ready to fly through the calming, yet invigorating vastness of Alaska’s wilderness. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. What are you waiting for? Hit play below and let’s head out in the snow.
Whether you’re getting ready to leave for vacation or traveling with us on the Abide app, remember that God’s beauty is everywhere! He wants us to enjoy his creation, and find renewal in all that he has made.
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