Happy Sunday! Today I’m sharing my twenty-first “Scripture Sunday” post. I can’t believe I’ve written this many, but if you’re interested in reading some of my previous “Scripture Sunday” posts, you can find them here. Today’s installment is about having faith, I hope you enjoy! If you aren’t interested in reading Christian posts or are offended by the Christian religion for whatever reason, feel free to keep scrolling until you find another post that strikes your fancy.
Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Within the past year, I have started driving on my own. I only drive alone to a few places I go constantly and am comfortable driving to, including school, work, church, YoungLife, and a couple friends’ houses. That being said, a few days ago my dad had to pick his car up from being worked on and he asked me to drive him there (about twenty minutes away, on a route I’d never driven). He told me he would help me navigate on the way there then get in his car then lead me on the drive home. I didn’t have any homework that afternoon and enjoy listening to music in the car, so I had no objection knowing that I could follow him home.
I did not consider the fact that the space to fit in a left turn would not always allow for two cars and sometimes the stoplight would go red before we’d both crossed. The first time we were separated by a stoplight, I was having a bit of an internal panic. Then, sure enough, when I’d mimicked the last turn I saw him make, my dad’s car pulled out of a dead-end in front of me. I couldn’t help but smile with relief. This instance reminded of the way God leads our lives.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Just like how my earthly father led me in ways I doubted and didn’t understand, so does our Heavenly Father. Sometimes in life, we feel like we’re on the right path and everything’s going great until suddenly, it isn’t. It’s easy to blame God for that feeling of being left out to dry, but you can’t always see how His plan will work. You probably aren’t being left out to dry, just being led in a different way then you expected. My trust was strengthened when my father seemingly came out of nowhere to lead me home when I thought I would be lost, and the same happens when God constantly comes to save us in ways that we likely don’t understand at first.
This week, don’t doubt. Trust that God knows what He’s doing, and He has a reason for every moment of your life, no matter how happy or how scary. Follow Him in all ways and seek Him out when you feel like you’ve lost sight of Him.
Thanks for reading! Have a blessed week!
P.S. – I’m sorry my Bible isn’t in the calligraphy picture like usual (although you might not have even noticed), but I accidentally left my Bible in my locker this weekend!