Recently, I was coming home from an errand on the back roads and driving along 45mph, which was the speed limit. A car came right out in front of me from a side road and I had to throw on my brakes and then it slowed to 20mph. Would not even share here what was going on in my thoughts, but they were not pleasant. For about ten minutes, I drove in such misery until I noticed what I was doing! The car in front of me was just “puttering” along while I was stewing!
Proverbs 3:5 came to thought which reads, “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.” So, I just released it and claimed my joy again.
Recently while I was praying about something and thought I needed to know the complete answer, I was reminded of one cold, rainy, foggy day last year. I had made a commitment to go to a nursing facility in another town and visibility was almost impossible. After about twenty minutes into the drive, I noticed my hands were gripping the steering wheel and my entire body felt tense.
As I talked aloud to God, I was reminding Him that I could only see the car ahead of me and I certainly couldn’t drive another thirty minutes or so like this. The thought that came to me was such that I heard it clearly. I was told that was all I needed to see. Almost immediately, the tension left my body and I drove the remainder of the way effortlessly. The weather didn’t change, but my outlook did.
Many times since then I have thought about my every need being met and I always could see what I need to see and my faith strengthens daily.