Today’s mainstream society is a fast-paced, rat-raced, rubber-burning, ever-turning, flurrying, hurrying, revolving-door world and too often we can get sucked into this vortex of life like a crumb into a Hoover. Especially when everything’s going great and it seems like all smooth sailing ahead. At times like these we seem to be speeding down the highway of life on a joyride with the convertible top down, our feet propped up on the open window, the wind whipping through our hair as we dolphin-swim our hand through the air, and we seem completely forgetful of the One who’s driving the car.
Speed Bumps from Heaven
Then it happens. Out of nowhere comes a giant speed bump and our joyride comes to a grinding, tire-squealing stop and we’re left reeling from the jolt. We sit up straight and glance around in confusion and astonishment. What in the world just happened? Why did God allow this?
While reading a post by another blogger, I was struck by a thought. It’s times like these, when we come to a difficult situation, when we slow down from the whirlwind that we become more prone to focus on God and reflect on things that can help us become better people. It’s times like these when we become like a jar of clay on the Potter’s wheel, we were spinning too fast and growing too hard, and He added some water to the mix to make us more pliable and formable. When troubles come our way, we may often wonder why, but sometimes the only way God can get our attention and help mold us into the vessels we were meant to be, is by putting a heaven-sent speed bump in the middle of our highway. Life’s troubles can either break you or make you. Let them teach you what they were meant to, let them make you stronger. Trials can teach you better things than comfort ever could…but you have to be willing to learn. The choice is up to you, but you don’t have to walk alone. Remember that the Lord is always with you and when you are weak, He is strong. His love never ends, His strength never stales, His glory never bends, His mercy never fails. He stands at the crossroads beckoning for you to follow Him, which road will you choose?