Life is like a journey on a beautifully constructed road. The excitement when we're given our car and license is heady... We want to get to the end, the destination that is unknown, and we want to get there fast.
And so we drive recklessly. Going too fast, ignoring speed limits and the road rules... thus we easily crash and die, missing out on the goodies of the destination and even the excitement .
That's why we need speed bumps to slow us down. To wake us up, to keep our eyes on the road.
And in life speed bumps comes in different forms, a failed business, a shaky marriage, a betrayal of trust, a dry spell, jobless even with all your qualifications.....
When you go too fast, you feel too big, like you're doing it on your own, you slowly forget who gave you the car to take you through life... You forget God!!!
And to bring us back to him, he let's the bumps come up to slow us down.
They're there because he really does love us, they're there to keep us focused on him, they're there to bring us back to him, to help us remember he's the one in control, he's the only one who can help us, not our ability to drive really fast.
They're not there to kill us or to bring us shame, they're not there because he loves us less...
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2
The seemingly frustrating situation is only there to build us up, to bring us back to shape. To help us remember our loving father.