Which Way is Up?


I don't like roller coasters or rides that drop me or turn me in unpredictable directions. I close my eyes and grip the safety bar with a white-knuckled grip and hope I survive until the end of the ride. There are all kinds of safety features and I will be fine as long as I stay where I belong, even if I don't feel secure.

Sometimes I feel like my life is a ride at an amusement park. Just when I think I know which direction I'm going, my life makes a loop or turns me completely around so I hardly know which way is up.

Just like the roller coaster, my life is on a track that God planned before I was even born. He knows every turn. He knows the hills and the valleys. I am safe in His will, even if I don't feel it. I am secure in His hands.

It's good to have goals and plans, but I can't hold so tightly to my own plans that I fight against God's plans for me.

Proverbs 27:1
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

God brings people into my life that He wants me to meet. He has things He wants me to experience. I don't always understand, but I don't need to understand-I just need to trust. God has a destination for me, and I have to believe that He has designed the best "track" for my life.

I don't know what each day will bring. I need to give my time to the Lord. I need to remember that He may change my plans to fit His will.

James 4:15
"For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."

I shouldn't be upset or frightened or worried about the changes. I should take whatever comes my way in faith that my Father knows best.

3 comments:

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

I am thankful for these words of wisdom this morning, I needed them! Hugs, Rita

Sherri said...

I am reminded of the scripture which I almost but not quite have memorized - Man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps! So thankful that God is in control!

Elizabeth said...

I used to be deathly afraid of them but I now ride a lot of things! Just no upside down or super-high...wonder if that's some kind of spiritual indication?

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