My friend, may I ask you a question? 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. When think that you have a full grasp of the situation, suddenly life puts you into the driver’s seat, and all bets may be off?
My friend, 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 in gear.
Life is is like that. Knowing what to do is a small part of the battle. Ultimately, it takes a power more compelling than self-will to make the knowledge work together for good.
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.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matt 6:34)
We pray. Lord, we have decisions to make every day that determine which way we will turn. We can go forward, backward or nowhere at all. There are so many variables and factors in life that can be confusing, even fearful. Sometimes Lord we simply don’t know what to do. We shut our eyes and hope for the best. Forgive us Lord when we forget that You work all things for our good. You ordain all things to result in outcomes that benefit Your glory and assist us in our earthly journey of righteousness. We praise You O Lord for Your mercy, grace and wisdom. We especially praise You for the patience that You show us when we just don’t put our whole trust in You in the first place. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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