The landscape changed. And I mean changed dramatically. I make several trips to and from Denver International Airport every month for my job. Normally, it’s a pretty mundane, 35-40 minute commute, depending on traffic. The landscape is highway, some rolling hills and a few subdivisions, nothing too difficult. I can usually get there without even thinking about it – it’s like having autopilot in my car.
As I realized that I couldn’t rely on myself and my knowledge of the route, I began to relax a little. Really. Because amid that thought revelation, I also felt the reassurance that I was not alone in that car. I had help and I should never think I have to rely on just myself to know the route. I had the maker of it all as my GPS! God was giving me just enough visibility to keep going. Just enough vision to know where on the road to be, even though the normal lanes were gone. I had to slow down to a near crawl to make headway, so I was able to spend time talking to God during the trip. I was remarking that His power is truly awesome – and that power comes in so many ways. The incredible power of a blizzard or other storm is nothing compared to what our God is able to do. In that moment, I was thinking that nothing I have faced or will face in this life is too big for Him.
As He safely and gently led me home, I thought about the parallel to our lives. The landscape will change – whether the landscape is health, finances, relationships, our country, and any number of other things – He is in control of it and we need not fear. This is not the end of it by any means. The storms are going to come. The storms will threaten us beyond our comfort. We need to lean on Him who holds it all together to safely and gently lead us home.