Detours

Posted in October 26, 2016

As I was sitting in traffic this morning, I found myself getting agitated that my commute was taking so long. Even after detouring to avoid traffic from a wreck, I got stuck behind another wreck. It was one of those mornings that things didn’t seem to be going my way.

Then it hit me, it could be so much worse. What if I had left for work a few minutes earlier? I could have been in one of those wrecks. We often overlook God’s protection in our lives. We selfishly think about the current situation that we are going through and fail to see how God has guided us.

Even when life doesn’t seem to be going the direction we planned, be encouraged that there is a purpose for God’s detour in your life. Instead of trying to find an alternate route, we should put our trust in God to navigate our life. As Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.” God will never lead us where His grace cannot provide for us or His power cannot protect us.

 

Troy Miller
President & CEO

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