“God is so good. God is so good. God is so good. He’s so good. To. Me.”
As I set out on a long road trip, last Saturday, I was so proud of myself for getting up at 6:00 a.m. and making it out the door by 6:40 a.m. It was going to be a long trek and I wanted to make it there before it got too late. The GPS said arrival time would be 10:30 p.m. It would have been 9:30 but were going to cross a time zone. Perhaps traffic would be good and we would get there a little earlier than expected. Nope! It was quite the opposite, actually. Between road work, spring showers, and flooding we got set back FIVE (5) HOURS! Five hours!!! I was dumbfounded! Our new arrival time was 3:00 a.m. and that was not acceptable! At 10:00 p.m. I stopped, found a hotel, and we rested. The adventure was doomed to be continued the following day.
Though not the start I had hoped for, spring break was still a success! We made it to the beach, visited with family and long-time friends, I drove around my home town wondering if I even knew where I was, and made some new discoveries. I love how God works! To say He is awesome and amazing does not even scratch the surface. To say He is faithful and true hits a little closer to the mark. Imagine my surprise to catch up with an old friend, who I have not seen in many years, only to find we have been walking the same path all this time. God has kept us side by side even though we did not realize it! Once again, I found myself dumbfounded! I guess this was the trip of astonishment because there is still one more to come! Needless to say, now that we have discovered we are both pilgrims traveling the same weathered road our friendship has taken on a whole new life. Where I once walked alone and felt forsaken, I am now overjoyed to have company! God is sovereign and though I might think I decide my fate, He is in control. He may let me believe I am calling the shots, like the ones who crucified Christ---all the while feeling they had the upper hand yet bringing prophesy to pass---but His will is what stands.
33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33. ESV.)
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15 & 16. ESV.)