Judaism: Temple Institute on the Parsha: Way Stations
They are part of the plan.
Each is a stepping stone along the way to where we need to be, to the final destination G-d has determined for us.
As with the life of an individual, so too, with the life of the nation of Israel.
Every son and daughter of Israel's personal journey is intertwined with the journey of the nation as a whole.
Our final destination as individuals and as a people is here in the land of Israel.
Stay the course. Enter the land.