Remember when you were a kid and you would fall asleep in the back of the car? You could blissfully sleep because you trusted that Mom or Dad knew how to drive and would get you to your destination safely. But as we got older, we became more aware of car accidents. Drunk drivers. Icy snow-covered roads. Then we started to lose trust in the driver and get anxious as a passenger.
Were the roads any less dangerous than when you were sleeping in the backseat? No, you were just unaware of them.
The level of anxiety we have as a passenger is directly related to the trust we have in the driver. If you have ever driven with a new teen driver, you know the feeling. You don’t dare take your eyes off the road because we know they can’t be trusted (yet) to fully take the wheel!
Uncertainty and chaos is always around us, all the time. The only difference is we’re not always aware of it. But it doesn’t mean God is fighting for us any less. Or that He is any less powerful. We can trust Him in the things we see and the things we don’t see.
John 16:33: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
In our world there will be trouble, but we can rest knowing He is greater than all of it. We don’t have to tell Him if there’s an accident up ahead. We don’t have to remind Him to slow down or change lanes. We can rest in perfect peace knowing He is in control.
–Joe Buchanan, Station Manager