The end of another semester has arrived, and I'm breathing a bit easier these days. I'm finally on Christmas break! Since I'm still working in Chattanooga, one of the families that I go to church with have graciously opened their home to me until I get to go home.
The roads leading to this family's house have a ton of hills and sharp curves. The first time I drove to the house, I was completely caught off guard! There are a lot of sudden twists and turns and sharp drops due to the hills, so you're constantly switching between the gas and the brake.
As I was driving to work yesterday, driving these same curvy roads, I was listening to worship music and thinking about the day ahead. Kind of in my own head space, there was a sharp curve that took me a little bit by surprise. In that moment, I wished I had the roads better memorized. In that moment, Jesus reminded me that I don't need to have it memorized, I need to trust Him.
In the midst of life, Jesus is inviting us to trust Him, not to have every twist and turn memorized. He's inviting us to not panic when we hit a sharp drop, or when the road doesn't quite go the way we think it should. He's inviting us to match His rhythm--almost like a dance, or the alternating in between the gas and the brake pedal. He's inviting us to follow His pace. To not get panicky when He slows us down when we think we should be speeding up.
Take comfort, friends. He has created the perfect road and rhythm for each and every one of us!
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