Love Letters | Boundaries | Plans
“What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.” Isaiah 46:11
“Where are we?” The tiny voice came from the backseat for the tenth time, concerned about the plans. A father’s patient voice answered, “We’re going to Grandma’s, honey.” A half mile passed, and then, “But I don’t know where we are.” Dad sighed and glanced in the rearview mirror at the car seat and the tangled curls with the Paw Patrol barrettes. “Sweetie, you wouldn’t understand if I explained it. But Daddy’s never lied to you. I always tell you the truth. I’m taking you to Grandma’s and I know how to get there. You don’t have to worry about it because Daddy’s in charge. Just rest, okay?” Paw Patrol nodded and in moments, she slept.
Our Father is speaking to us from the front seat.
We don’t always know where we are going or how to get there, but He does. “I have a plan,” He says. “Trust me. What I said, I will do.” But instead of trusting Him, we jump out of the car. We bounce along the highway, breaking bones and His heart, while screaming, “Why did you let me get hurt?” Life is too big and confusing to trust our own understanding. We don’t know how to get where we want to go. The roads that look good to us don’t end up where we think they do. Our Father tells us to rest in His word and trust Him to take us where we need to go.
Final Thought: We can face Mondays by remembering that God is taking us where we need to go as long as we let Him drive.
Prayer: Lord, I keep jumping out of the car. Most of my wounds and scars are self-inflicted. I’m ready to live with the trust of a little child in the back seat. I give myself to you and ask you to keep driving. I don’t have to know where we’re going. Amen.