Now picture this formation making camp in the wilderness. Each time they set out, they were to remain in formation. Each time they encamped they were to remain in formation.
How often is our obedience proclaiming the gospel, even when we don't understand or see how it could? We don't have to see how it works to know that God has the bird's eye perspective, God sees the entirety of our lives from beginning to end, and sees how this one facet that makes no sense to us, is in precisely the right place.