Heeeeyyyyy y’all!!! I’m back… during my favorite writing hour: BEDTIME! Even more so because I had caffeine at about 7:30 pm (I had to, I was highway drivin). Pray that sleep slaps me. Lol.
So, I had a thought, or twelve, but I’m gonna just share one with you. Mmmkay… Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road? Like, has your car ever broken down to the point where you had to leave it or get it towed? Well, I’ve only had that happen once, while I was in college. But that’s not the source of my thought. See, I was on my way back from Michigan a few hours ago and I saw at least 4 cars that were on the road’s shoulder, with no driver inside. This led me to believe that the driver was picked up and either couldn’t afford to have their car towed, they’ll get it later, or it just wasn’t worth it. One thing that I’m sure all those drivers had in common is, they probably didn’t think it would come to that. What I mean is, I’m sure they weren’t expecting their vehicle to just give up while they were on the interstate, otherwise they wouldn’t have chanced it. I can even imagine the moments they spent, waiting on someone to come “rescue” them.
Today, I was stranded. No, not literally, but I felt stranded… stuck. Like my “vehicle” had given up on the side of the road and I had to wait on someone to come pick me up. It was more of a mental breakdown moment. I had one of those, “nothing is going as planned and I need stuff to get better NOW” moments. Kinda like the owners of those roadside cars I saw. Their day didn’t go as planned, because they’d planned to make it to their destination, in their own car. But as I began having that “moment,” my mom looked me in my face and said, “NO! You’re not gonna do that!” (funny how moms just know). And it caused me to take a look at things and realize that I do have a ride out of this mess.
See, Jesus comes by and picks me up every time my “vehicle is stranded.” He’s my roadside assistance and although I didn’t plan on calling Him for this purpose, He already knew I’d need Him. He knew that I would “break down” on the side of the road and that I didn’t have the “funds” to have my car towed; or what it took to get myself where I need to be. Jesus knew that I would feel like I wasn’t moving fast enough and that I’d feel like I would never reach my destination. He even knew that although He told me that I was right where He wanted me, that I would doubt that I heard that part correctly. Cause, I’m far from perfect and I have my doubts about stuff just as much, maybe more, than the next person, sometimes. But I also have God, and He always reassures me and/or corrects me. Today, Jesus picked me up from the side of the road and got me to my destination. I’ve got a ways to go, but for now, I’m parked at the perfect “rest stop”… right where I’m called to be. And though doesn’t seem ideal, I must remember that my ideas are no match for His. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9.
So, if you’re feeling stranded, know that you aren’t alone and that Jesus is the roadside assistance that you need. You don’t even need a number and you won’t have to wait for a representative when you call… just say His Name. David said in Psalms 120:1, “In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.” When you call Him, He will hear you. And you know how when you call roadside, they ask you, “Are you safe?”, your automatic answer can be “Yes!” because when you’re in His arms, you’re always safe. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10.
Okay… I really need to get to bed.
Love y’all (I really do!)… K.Bye!