Psalm 22:28 (cev)
I’m not necessarily the best airline passenger. I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to flying. Most times, I can manage it, but when it comes to flying at night, I’m on a whole other level. I just recently boarded a plane at 9:36 PM, meaning that the entire trip was going to be in the dark. Not just the dark, but the pitch black of night.
I was on the phone with husband, expressing my fears, and he said, “There’s nothing different between flying during the day and flying at night.” I wanted to disagree with him, because it feels different, but in actuality, he was right. The plane doesn’t operate differently, the pilots have been trained in all conditions, including darkness. The air traffic control screens look the same. The only thing that’s different is my ability to look out the window and see around me.
It made me realize that I’m latching on to a false sense of control. In reality, I’m not any more in control just because I can see out the window. God is always in control; in the daylight, in the darkness, whether I can see or not. He doesn’t need the window seat or a certain time of day to care for me.
Being a Christian doesn’t automatically guarantee obedience. I constantly find myself learning new ways to continue growing in my relationship with the Lord. And I love that He uses these little instances to reveal those necessary places for growth, while still comforting me all the while.
Do you struggle to trust that the Lord’s in control? Are there any circumstances that trigger your desire to control instead of leaning into faith?
Ask the Lord to reveal an area that He wants you to practice growth in today.