Thursday, October 11, 2012

Drive On...

There are some days that just beg the question "What the heck are we supposed to do now?"  I love a plan, I love know where we are going, how we are going to get there and what we are going to do once we arrive.  God, on the other hand, is more of a "surprise" kinda guy.  I can appreciate that, I love to surprise my kids from the simplest of things like what we are having for dinner to the big things like "we are going on vacation!!"  Do you supposed He gets the same joy out of keeping us in suspense that I do keeping my kids in suspense?

I remember one time when I was a teenager.  I had met and become friends with a new girl on TACT Tour, her name was Louise.  When we returned to Colorado I planned a sleepover with Louise and 3 other friends.  The plan was to pick up Louise and take her back to my house, but the girls and I decided to have a little fun with her along the way.  We went from house to shack to mansion always pretending that we had arrived at our destination, we would even go so far as to unload our stuff and walk to the front door only to say "just kidding" and race back to the car.  This is a happy memory, we laughed until our sides hurt.  But all the while I knew exactly where we would end up, and Louise trusted enough in me and our friendship to sit back and enjoy the ride.  She know that in the end everything was going to be just fine.

For the last 8 years, I feel like our family has been in that car being driven from place to place, with each stop different from the last, we have even been convinced that we have arrived at our final destination only to find out that, nope, we are on the move again.  I have to admit, this hasn't always been as fun as that day with Louise, and when I stop to really ponder why I have to realize that it's because I don't always fully trust The Driver.  It seems ludicrous to even type that!  Of course I trust Him with my whole heart!  Don't I?   But days like today prove that perhaps I don't trust Him as much as I thought I did.  Why am I afraid?

The doors are closed again and we are heading back out waiting for the next stop.  So, what am I going to do now?  Am I going to worry and fret over where we are going? How we are going to get there, or if we are going to make it? Or am I going to sit back and enjoy the ride?

Psalms 27:14  Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

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

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

I Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.

GOD IS GOOD!  ALL THE TIME!  What would I ever do with out the Hope of My Savior?  Thank you, Jesus... from the bottom of my heart thank you.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Cija, thanks for sharing this. I emailed it to a friend who has been driving up to doors and running back to the car for a season now, still not arriving at the right house. I pray for this time of transition in your lives to be good for all of you, a blessing and celebration of all of your gifts and a drawing closer for you guys as a family. He is GOOD! xoxox