Hebrews 11:1, NIV: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

While a young man was hiking, he came across a tree stump. Sitting down to rest a moment, he thanked God for the little things that always seemed to be so perfectly placed in life. He opened his canteen, filled a collapsible drinking cup, and stopped short of getting the cup to his mouth. He stood up, turned and set the cup of water in the middle of the stump. He then took a compass from his pocket, looked at it thoughtfully, and placed it beside the cup of water. He took a drink from his canteen, put the canteen away, and continued on his way. A short time later, another man came walking down the same path. The man was tired, lost, and very thirsty. "God," he moaned, "I don't know if you're there, but if you are, please help me." The words had no sooner came out, before he spotted the stump, the water, and the compass. The first man heard the voice of God in his heart, and though what was asked seemed odd, he obeyed. We do not always see the results of our obedience to Christ—we simply must obey--trusting God’s plan along the way.