Thursday, July 18, 2013

God Knows Your Best Route

Before we even go out for our trips on the motorcycle, Danny checks the fluid levels, the tire pressure and the brakes.  Once we get on he adjusts things for the best view and for wind, bug and road hazard protection. He also adjusts his wind wings so that if it’s cool we have less wind blowing on our legs and if it’s hot he opens them up so we get more air movement.

The side view mirrors are adjusted so that he, the driver, can see the best.  Because he adjusts them for himself, I can’t see out of them. I am the rider. I don’t really need to see in the mirrors. I just put my life in the hands of the driver and let him do the adjusting. I just have to relax and let him do what’s best.  If I try to adjust the mirrors for me I’m doing what only the driver should do. 

In life we just can’t see it all before us or behind us.  We don’t know what’s looming ahead and we don’t know what’s going on in the background. But God does. He is the One who has it all under His watchful care and we can trust Him. Even when we can’t see the road ahead or feel His presence behind us, He is there.

Sometimes our circumstances seem to be working against us. We try to adjust everything to get where we want. Yet we are met with frustration and disappointment.  Then the veil is removed and we’re allowed to see the reason behind the trust. His timing, His road, His care, His plan – nothing about us except riding behind Him and letting Him lead.

Oh beloved, are you wrangling the situation you are in? Are you trying to readjust things that God is in charge of? Are you thinking you have to do something in order to be where you want to be or do what you want to do? God knows your circumstances and He knows you want to have your way, enjoy your life and rearrange every little detail. But if you will trust Him, the way, your life and the details will not only be more enjoyable, it will all turn out for your good and His glory! Put it all in God’s hands – your life and your plans – and watch as He unfolds the beautiful story before your very eyes.

When you look at your life of faith and trust you will indeed see that God loves you and He’s for you and that’s worth letting Him adjust your life always!

Psalm 32: 8 I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Proverbs 16: 9 A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.

Deuteronomy 32:4  The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Jeremiah 10:23  I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own.  We are not able to plan our own course.

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

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