I am not sure where any of you are Spiritually, but lately for me I have felt like I have been on a Spiritual high. This has not always been the case, as in everyone’s life we all go through high mountain top experiences and then sometimes we are even in the low valleys of life.
There has been times I remember crying and just asking God “Where are you?” I have always known God was with me but unfortunately I have not always felt God with me. That is why I love the following verse….
Have you been there desperately searching for God while waiting in the car for your children to finish some activity? Are you a college student struggling to get through exams and balance work life and social life looking for peace and wondering how you are going to accomplish all that is in front of you, desperately searching for God in the midst of the papers and studying and work demands? Are you the wife who has been up most of the night in a fitful sleep trying to figure out how God can save the problems in your marriage and not feeling His presence? Are you the overwhelmed mom who has a sick baby, and fighting children who is trying to set an example for everyone. but feels so inadequate to make the simplest decisions like what to eat?
The Lord promises to be faithful to us and to give us rest when we are feeling so lost and discouraged. He is with us always. Exodus 33:14 says: The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Did you hear that God is with us in the car, He is with us in our night time insecurities, He is with us as we are surrounded by crying children and loads of housework. HE IS WITH US!
Today I have a responsibility to drive my oldest son to work. I know this seems really insignificant, but let me share a secret about myself that some may not know. I am terrified of driving to new places. I don’t mind driving the car, what I really mind is getting lost. I hate the feeling of not knowing where I am going and I am definitely directionally challenged. I don’t tell this to many people because I am totally embarrassed by this fact. So I avoid at all costs having to drive to someplace new when I am not sure where I am going. In fact I will bring my children with me if I can so that I don’t feel completely alone in this lost state of confusion.
However today I am going to face this terrifying challenge of driving to a new place and I am going to try and be Strong and Courageous and just trust that Jesus will get me back home after I drop my son off.
Please do not laugh at me I know this seems like such a foolish thing, but the fear for me is so real. So today pray for me as I am going to trust that God is with me. And I will pray for you that no matter what your situation is that you will always remember that God is with you wherever you go.
Prayer: Dear God Choosing to walk by faith is never easy but is always the best thing. Help me walk by faith today and know that you are with me and help my family and friends feel your presence today. In Jesus name, Amen.