Letting go and trusting God can be scary. Even for the “faith-filled.” Riding with Daddy God is pretty fun for the most part, but every now and then he takes a curve and every kid in the vehicle yells “whoa, Dad!” It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a passenger.
The Bible says that a prudent man sees danger and takes precautions (Proverbs 22:3), but I have a feeling that this prudent man sometimes over does it. Usually trying to save himself, which is of course a never-ending, very tiresome work. Trust me, I know. Don’t judge. I use to be afraid to let go and allow God to have full control, most times unintentionally and unaware. There were times when I would not pray, “God, your will be done,” because I had this idea that God’s will for me meant everything opposite of my will for me. And actually, it did. Turns out, though, his will for me was better than my own. Who would have thunk it?! Back then, not me. But, thank you Jesus for deliverance!
I haven’t mastered letting go and trusting Dad yet, but I am much better at it today than I use to be. Now I see the sharp curve ahead, take whatever precautions I can, buckle my spiritual seatbelt, and say “I trust you, Dad.” Though I usually follow that up with, “but I’m scared!” It’s a very funny story—in hindsight.
I am reminded today that God loves us so much. He does not want us worried (Matthew 6:27), fearful (Isaiah 41:10), or anxious (Philippians 4:6) about any of the curves we face in life. He is driving our vehicles of life and his record is pretty impressive. In fact, it’s perfect. Be encouraged today friends! Your journey is not going to end in an ugly crash. Trust Dad. You will, we will, get to our destinations on time and with everything and everyone needed to do his will in that place.