My friend, may I ask you a question? Is knowing what to do when life presents its challenges, even crises, only a small part of the battle to find the answers? Ultimately, does it take a power more compelling than self-will to make what we know work together for good in life?
Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
I remember when I was first learning to drive. It was a sobering experience the day my father said, “Take the wheel son.” The perspective from behind the wheel was not at all what I had expected having always viewed the road past my father’s head from way back in the recesses of our family station wagon. Now I was in command. In my life there were few moments that equalled that level of stark vulnerability. If I had not been able to look to my right to see that the man who ruled that vehicle actually sat next to me, I would not have had the courage to put the car into gear.
Is knowing what to do when life presents its challenges, even crises, only a small part of the battle to find the answers? Ultimately, does it take a power more compelling than self-will to make what we know work together for good in life?
F. B. Meyer tells of his experience sailing across the Irish Channel. “When I was crossing the Irish Channel one dark, starless night, I stood on the deck by the captain and asked him, ‘How do you know Holyhead Harbor on so dark a night as this?’ He said, ‘You see those three lights? Those three must line up behind each other as one, and when we see them so united we know the exact position of the harbor’s mouth.’” (F. B. Meyers, Speakers Sourcebook, page 183.)
Lining up the lights. Taking life’s issues in hand without the security of knowing exactly where you are going and how you are going to get there is foolish. You may think that you have a full grasp of the situation. But, when life suddenly puts you into the driver’s seat, all bets may be off. You may be sitting at the wheel today fearful that if you let go if for but one second your life might fly out of control. Don’t be afraid. Look away from those things that threaten you and cast your eyes upon God who has put all things under his control. Life and those things which threaten you every day are under His complete control. Make a wrong turn? He is there to steer your right. Drive down the wrong street? He will guide you back to safe places. God is our co-pilot in this life. Look to Him and He will give you the confidence and ability to find your way to safe harbor every time. It just a matter of lining up the lights before you back out of the driveway.
We pray. Dear Lord, we have so often been told that “When the going gets rough, the tough get going? Is that what you want us to do Lord? Should we be relying on self-will and digging deep into the farthest recesses of our knowledge to solve life’s problems? Is that our starting point? Lord You tell us in Your Word that you will always have our back as long as we look to see you before we put our lives into high gear. Help us, remind us Lord that You are always in control and our lives are always in control when we rely on You to direct, giving us the confidence to overcome whatever challenges life presents. In Jesus Name. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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