I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And i will give thee the hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
The Lord was asking me to go to a difficult place. He reminded me that I could rest in His faithfulness. He promised that He would bless my obedience. He did, I did a lot of growing on that trip.