And that's when I had this thought. As long as I could see his car, I was okay following his directions. As soon as I lost sight of him, I didn't trust those directions anymore. In other words, I didn't trust him. Ouch. That was hard for me to accept but I know it was the truth. I know my husband wouldn't steer me wrong. I know my husband was familiar with the roads. I know my husband was on the same road, leading the way. I know my husband wanted only the best for me. And yet somehow, that wasn't enough.
Made me think about how that is true with God, too. I know God wouldn't steer me wrong. I know God is familiar with my path. I know God is with me in this journey of life, leading the way. I know God wants only the best for me. And somehow, that still isn't always enough. As soon as I lose sight of him, I begin to doubt. Ouch.
I pray that I will trust God. I pray that I will remember whether I can see him or not, that I will know he is there, leading me home.
Psalm 143:10 (CEV)
You are my God. Show me what you want me to do, and let your gentle Spirit lead me in the right path.
So, going back to the drive. Did I get home alright? Yep, I sure did. And it only took me about 20 minutes longer than it took him!!! Sometimes I wonder if I will ever learn to trust in others. To know that I don't always have the best solution. To be open to God's leading. I wonder.