Recently I had to run a couple of errands after work. Not a big deal, right? It can be when you are new to a big city and don’t know your way around very well.
I rely on GPS when I have to travel to a part of town that I haven’t become familiar with. Thank you, Google Maps.
Well…on this particular day I felt as though the GPS was leading me in a very peculiar way…as if there MUST be an easier way to get to this store! I was getting frustrated. Once I arrived at my destination I realized something. This was NOT the location I had visited previously. Oh brother. Well, at least I can do what I need to at this location.
One assignment down. One to go. Turn the GPS back on. Off I go.
O.M.G. The traffic!! Really? I was longing for my small town “traffic.” It was so much easier to just pop over to the store or whatever!
Okay. Deep breath. Turn on the radio. Song comes on… **see video above**
“I’ve tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight
No matter what I face, You’re by my side”
Music has a way of calming my nerves. And believe me…the traffic was annoying me so much. I just wanted to get home to my family and relax for the evening.
As I’m listening to the song and singing along…yes singing. I was alone in the car and at that point didn’t care if other drivers noticed! But I digress…
Suddenly I had an epiphany! GOD! He’s just like this crazy GPS that is leading me all over this unfamiliar city…well…you know what I mean. 🙂
“I’ve tried to win this war I confess.” – – This is me. All. of. the. time. How am I going to handle this situation? Pure selfishness. Relying on myself and not God.
“My hands are weary I need Your rest.” – – Yep. I’m tired of trying all by myself. I need to lean on Him. I could insert another song here…but I won’t. For now.
“No matter what I face, You’re by my side.” – – Not only is God by my side…He is leading me. Like the GPS!
Most of the time our navigation systems get us to where we are going easily. Easy peasy. Right?
Sometimes they take us down a path we never would have chosen ourselves. It seems confusing but for whatever reason, it gets us to our destination.
God is that way.
A good part of the time God is leading me down a road that is relatively smooth. If I’m lucky…it’s a smooth sailing on a slightly breezy day in SoCal.
Then there are the times when it’s more like the perfect storm and I don’t know which way to turn.
God doesn’t always do things the way we want Him to. But He does get things done.
In His time.
We need only to trust in Him.
He knows the way.
He’s been there before.