Absolute Trust

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2 (KJV)

Icy rain had made the side roads in my county slick and hazardous as my 10-year-old daughter and I traveled home from school that wintry day. As I drove, I kept both hands carefully placed at 10 & 2 on the steering wheel as I crept along at no more than 25 mph.

My prayer for a safe arrival home was interrupted by the sound of the zipper on my daughter’s backpack. As she rustled around in her bag, she proceeded to tell me about the great new book she checked out of the school library that day, what page she was on, and how the story was progressing. When she became quiet, I chanced a quick glance back to her seat diagonally behind me to find her relaxed and completely enthralled with her newest reading adventure.

While I knew she was aware of the dangers of the road conditions, I realized that she fully trusted me to take her safely home. Her faith in me was so complete, she became totally absorbed in her book. It brought to mind two questions: When the storms of life are raging, do I absolutely trust God? Is my faith so great that I sit back, immerse myself in His book, the Bible, and allow Him to continue directing me safely home? 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for using a child to remind me what trust and faith are about. May I rely on your Spirit to direct me through each day of my earthly life until I come home to my heavenly reward.  In Jesus’ name, amen.