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She’s baaaaccck!  (Didn’t you just hear Arnold’s voice…?!!!) So for the last week, my husband has been on vacation… I know you missed me.

And yesterday we went on this fun excursion to Big Bear City in California.  I’m not sure just how many of you have ever been up there, but the road to get there is just crazy.  It’s absolutely the windiest and turniest road there ever was… at least in my limited experience.  You could get sick about a quarter of the way up and never make it all the way!

windy road

This picture doesn’t even do it justice!  It’s not the half of it! Isn’t that how we are in our daily lives?  Just see what James 1:5-8 says!

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a [i]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Now can’t that just make us sick.  Being tossed to and fro and all over the place?  It messes with our emotions, it messes with our thoughts and it messes with our hearts.

Make your paths straight

Lean not unto your own understanding!  Wow, that means a ton of us in American culture cannot simply say that we know God or His ways.  We have to acknowledge Him and His thinking that’s higher and better and smarter that we can ever understand! And if that’s true, then we have to do what He says because it’s the best way.

And as for our time in Big Bear… Then we got up there and toured the mountain with this amazing lady, Lara.  She drove like a true mountain lady.  She kept telling us that we would get used to it.  I wonder if a lot of us haven’t “gotten used to it”.  To being dizzy in the head and heart.  It’s a question we should all ask ourselves.

So when it came time to go home, I wasn’t ready to tackle all the curves.  My husband and I stayed up there for a good hour to let our heads settle.  But hey, I got a fabulous dinner out of it!