“…though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” (NIV)
Two years ago I was driving to a church leadership meeting. And driving… and driving… and driving.
It was only supposed to take 30 minutes. But when 30 turned to 45 which turned to 60, I knew something was wrong!
I was so convinced I knew how to get there I didn’t check a map… or Mapquest… or Google Maps. Plus, I didn’t have a G.P.S.
The good news is that I got there. Eventually.
Life is full of wrong turns. Bad decisions and missed opportunities throw us off Path Number One and we wonder how long it’s going to take to get out of the ditch.
But John Ortberg has a great way of looking at things. He says that “God can use even the wrong road to bring us to the right place.”
You don’t know the way. But God does.
Since my church meeting mishap I have a new smart phone. Whenever I make a wrong turn it “recalculates.” It figures out which road I’m on and suggests a new route to get me to the right destination, even if it involves roads I never knew existed.
In life, I think that’s how God works. We misstep here, or get pushed off track there, and God “recalculates” to get us the right place despite being on what we think is the wrong road.
Today, don’t be discouraged because life isn’t 100% how you think it should look. The road you’re on wasn’t in your original TripTik, and you can’t see around the bend. But that’s okay.
You abide in the hands of the one who made the map.
“God can use even the wrong road to bring us to the right place.”
By Matthew Ruttan