Over this past weekend, we drove up to see my son in NoCal. ROAD TRIP! It’s about an 8.5 hour drive. And when they come down here, they leave at like two or three in the morning to avoid all of the crazy California traffic. So we decided that we would try it this one time. So we left at 1:30 AM. Rain was called for and we were taking an antique wood desk up to my son. (Side track – it was my grandfather’s desk where he used to write his sermons, and now it is my sons desk where he will write his sermons… so cool!) My husband thoughtfully wrapped it up like a Christmas present in a tarp and it rode wonderfully in the back of the truck all the way there.
Somewhere about three, it started to rain. Not the usual drizzly California rain, but a heavier rain. And we happened to be on the Grapevine where there are no street lights, only headlights to see by. God pointed out to me that I could only see about seven or eight feet in front of me. And I could see the raindrops illuminated by the headlights much better than I could see through to the other side.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105
I started remembering the times where God has shown me farther down the road than just a step ahead. Me, being me, have always tried to step in and help God during those times. And then I find out that I messed up everything that he had intended. He’s teaching me to be more patient and wait on Him and His timing.
It was also interesting to me that I could see the storm better than the road ahead. I think we all get bogged down in the storm and the things that are “raining” down on us and that messes with our view of the road God has laid out for us. Remember, God keeps His promises!
During these crazy times when we can’t see straight and we are still trying to help God, remember, we need to have faith in God, be patient for His timing cause it’s always the best (my particular downfall), and look up to Jesus instead of at the storm surrounding us. If we have faith, true faith that God is bigger and His timing is better, we can’t lose! God will always come through!
20 “Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” Matthew 17:20, The Message
As for leaving at 1:30 AM, it took us about two days to be un-exhausted. I guess we are getting old! LOL