Have you ever driven to Tampa? I drove down yesterday for the Blind Eyes Opened conference on sex trafficking in America. It is a long, boring drive. All I saw were miles and miles of trees with no other signs of life other than the few cars and trucks traveling with me. It was wide open road, blue skies and sunshine the whole way.
I was making really good time when out of nowhere everything came to a screeching halt. I don’t mean things slowed down to a snail’s pace. I mean the high way became a parking lot. The speed limit signs said 70 mph but we weren’t even traveling 1 mph.
Frustrated, I sat there in the hot sun with no idea of what was just down the road, creating the parking lot. I didn’t know if it was an accident, someone driving down the wrong side of the road, a speed trap or road construction. Once we began to crawl, and I do mean crawl, we started seeing orange construction cones, so we knew the why, we just didn’t know how long it would last.
Life is similar at times. We”ll be bouncing down the road of life with the sun shining down on us, everything is beautiful and then out of nowhere we encounter a roadblock. We don’t know the cause, we don’t know how long it will last, and it’s frustrating. It is during those times we must fully trust in the Lord.
Hebrews 4:13 says,
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
We may not be able to see the cause of the pause; we may not even be able to discern if it’s origin is good or bad, but He can. He knows everything; He sees everything. Matthew 28:18 says,
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”
We don’t have to know the what, because we know the Who. God is in control of all things and He works everything together for good, even when it doesn’t feel like it [Romans 8:28].
What is the traffic like for you on the road of life? Is it smooth sailing? Do you feel like cars are coming at you head on? Or are you at a complete halt, clueless as to what will happen next? Go to the Father and ask Him for wisdom in your situation [James 1:5]. He may give you the scoop, or He may just tell you to trust Him. Either way, if you’re in His presence, living life with Him by your side, you’re right where you’re supposed to be.