Lean on Me!

by Stan Mitchell
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6, ESV).
Are you a “back seat driver”?
It’s hard, especially when your life is on the line, to let go, and allow someone else to do the driving. You feel as if your life is out of your control. In times of crisis, our instinct is to “lean on our own understanding.”
We try to figure our way out of trouble by depending on our own resources, drawing from our own wisdom. That is the usual response, but Solomon urges us instead to “trust in the Lord.”
Decisions, motives and priorities must all be given to the Lord for this to work. We will have to let go, and let him drive the events of our lives.
We find ourselves urging the Lord to “watch out for that lamp post,” or to “slow down on that curve.”
But it is well to remember that the Lord has had no accidents when he truly did the driving, that his insurance record has no claims, reaching back to the beginning of time. You can trust him to drive, and to “make your paths straight.”
So, in your life, who is doing the driving?

One Reply to “Lean on Me!”

  1. I appreciate the thought.
    Reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw that read:
    If God is your co-pilot,
    Better get another pilot.
    Saw a new bumper sticker the other day. It said:
    Honk if you love Jesus,
    Text while driving if you want to meet Him.
    Thanks for all your good articles.
    Walt

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