Here's a sobering thought to ponder: Sometimes God will lead us to a metaphorical cliff, then cause a strong wind to push us over the edge. His loving arms will catch us, but the fall is frightening, to say the very least.
"Why would God do that?" Well... in this life on Earth, there are necessary steps we would never take without a push from the Lord. As humans, we would simply be too afraid. Our reasoning would get in the way. "Common sense" would tell us to flee from the heights of the cliff and head for the familiar comfort of low ground.
I'm sure you're still wondering, "What's the point of being pushed off a cliff?" The truth is, only God holds the complete answers to this question. His purpose is unique for each of us. But in general, when finding ourselves completely helpless apart from the Lord, we experience greater depths of His love and care.