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