Trusting the Driver

(taken from the internet)Many times, when I am riding shotgun in a friend or sister’s car, I hit the invisible passenger break.  I think they should be slowing down way sooner than they are and I tense up.  Sometimes I even brace my elbow discreetly on the door.  Even when I hit the invisible break that only I know I’m hitting, the car does not slow.  Sometimes I cry out, “That car is stopping!” as we come upon it quickly only to hear in reply, “Anna!  I’m a good driver!  I know what I’m doing!”

I’ve heard a car compared to our lives many-a-times.  I even wrote this post about surrendering the driver’s seat to the Lord.  In the car of my life, I have let God drive.  He knows what he’s doing and where we’re going.  But sometimes, I hit the invisible passenger break.  I brace myself for a sharp turn or fast break, but it doesn’t come.  “Look out!” I cry when it appears we’re headed for disaster.  I am tensed up and stressing out.  “Anna!” I hear God, the driver of the car tell me.  “I just happen to be the best driver in the universe.  I know what I’m doing!  Don’t you trust me?”

Trust.  According to dictionary.com, this five-letter word means: “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.”  What happened to my trust?  Life?  As much as I worry about a car accident, the only ones I’ve been in is when I was driving.  That’s being said for both types of cars I’m talking about here, physical and spiritual.  The word “trust” appears 170 times in the NIV translation of the Bible.  I pray for you and me both, that we will find and regain this trust that has been lost and misplaced.  In our relationships and our lives in general.  I trust the Lord with the roadmap of my life, for it’s okay not to know where I’m going.  He’ll lead me there.  I TRUST him.  I trust the driver of whatever car I am riding in, because only freak accidents that aren’t normal happen every once in a while, and the driver of the car I happen to be riding in is a good driver!  This, I know.  If she can get through rush hour in the big city, she can get me from one place to the other in one piece.  I will TRUST.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

Smiling trustingly, Anna =)^2

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