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The New Car

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5

My husband and I purchased a new car this year. We drive our cars a long time, so naturally the new car has many features that the old one didn’t have. A few days after we purchased our car, I picked up our 15-year old grandson to drive him to a function. Big mistake!!

As we backed out of the driveway, I turned my head to see what was behind me. Immediately Colin said, “Gran, you have a screen on the dash that shows you what is on each side of your car and what is behind you. Why aren’t you looking at the screen?” My reply: “I just  don’t trust a screen. I want to see with my own eyes. This is how I have always backed up.”

As we drove away, I continued to get a lecture on why I should look at the screen. Colin reminded me that the screen showed me the sides and the back of the car at one time. I wouldn’t have to turn my neck from side to side. He convinced me that looking at the screen was a much safer way to back up an automobile.

Isn’t that how it is in our spiritual life? We have a God who is always present, who is all-knowing, and who is all-powerful. God knows our past, our present, and our future. Yet, we often think our ways are better than His ways. We feel we can handle all our burdens and all our decisions.

Then, the road God has put us on takes a sudden turn. We find ourselves in a situation we just can’t handle. We need someone with greater power. Just like the backup screen on my car, God can see what is happening around us and in us.

We can always trust God to do what is best for us. Trusting God and following Him is the safest way for us to drive our lives.

Georgia Andrus

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