Bumpy Ride

I was standing in line ready to board a plane when the attendant asked the group of passengers if we had noticed the TV monitor. Of course, most glanced up and there it was, the weather channel showing storms directly over our first stop. The attendant then proceeded to explain to us that it would be a bumpy flight. And guess what happened? Nothing! No one reacted. No one got out of line.

We boarded that plane in a normal manner, took our seats, and headed to Houston, knowing the whole time it was not going to be a smooth ride. (And it was bumpy!)
Here is this group of passengers putting trust in the plane, in the pilots, in the air traffic controllers, and whoever or whatever else would be needed to get us safely to our destinations. If you think about it, every day we put trust in someone or something. And if we will be honest, most of us at some time have been disappointed because that thing or person we had faith in failed on some level.
Planes malfunction, pilots miss it, storms are overpowering…hey these things happen. Lawyers lose cases, doctors misdiagnose, business people make wrong decisions, and on and on. So what do we do? What did I do? I got on that plane and thanked God for those pilots and the crew members. I thanked God for the technology that would lead us through the storm. But beyond that, I had a faith and confidence in God. Psalm 56:4 “…in God I have put my trust…” I know men can fail, but God does not. I know men can miss it, but God does not. I know men can lose, but God does not. I face the challenges and bumps of life knowing God is faithful! I put my trust in a faithful God. He is my strength and defense.
Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble: and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
Psalm 60:11 “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”
Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”
This week, let’s go beyond what we see and put our faith and trust in a faithful and trusting God! How could Paul and Silas pray and sing praises to God from prison? Because they trusted God!
Recommended reading: Acts 16

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