Exodus 13:17 says even though God knew there was a more direct route if they had to get there by way of the war breaking out in the land of the Philistines they would tuck tail and run.
Going backwards is not an option.
God has a plan. And He knows our hearts. He sees things we cannot. And knows thing we do not know. His plan is flawless and filled with PURPOSE.
HE. CAN. BE TRUSTED.
go forward with God.Even when you don't understand.
He knows how to get you to where you need to be.