Monday, February 19, 2024

Driving Thoughts - Road Conditions May Vary

The daily rituals of living provide many opportunities for us to view life through a spiritual lens; driving is one such thing. Many years ago, I did some posts called Driving Thoughts, which resonated with so many and focused on things I've learned and applied to my life.

When I read this devotional from Sisters In Faith, I knew immediately this would provide a great spiritual application for many.

As you travel, you will encounter ever-changing weather. In some places, you will encounter problems caused by rain, but just as cars are built with windshield wipers, God will clear your vision when things get stormy. 

In other places along your journey, the weather may get stiflingly hot, but just as cars have air conditioning, God will send the cooling breeze of His Spirit when things in life heat up. 

You may run into some cold weather as you travel along the road. Well, girl, you can just reach down and turn up the heat in your car just like you can depend on the Lord to send the warmth of His love when icy winds blow through your life. 

Here's one more courtesy of me - when you plug your destination into your GPS, no matter how many wrong turns you make, it recalculates until it gets you to your destination. God is like that; no matter how many wrong turns, He'll keep rerouting you until you find your way home.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

Road conditions may vary, but God is always with us.


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  1. Thank you for this. I tend to become over focused on “road conditions”—THIS frustration or THIS inconvenience becomes the biggest thing in the room.

  2. I love this, Nylse. Especially the part about God rerouting us when we get off course … either inadvertently or because of our own bad choices. So comforting to remember that He upholds us with His "righteous right hand."

  3. What a great analogy. After a period of rain, we always get a rainbow.

  4. Some great truths for me to ponder on my daily commute. Visiting from ST&F today

  5. Nylse, this is a fantastic message. So true!
    Thanks bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.


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