Friday, March 5, 2010

Hop a Train

Often on my drives to work I speed north up the highway as a long train snakes its way south. It's a cargo train (is that what they are called?) not a passenger train. Sometimes as I watch the train cars pass by out of the corner of my eye with the rest of my eyes on the road I wonder where it's headed. I think about hopping into a car like the hobos of days past and letting it sweep me away to some unknown destination.

This has been an extremely hard week. Stress has been running rampant and things that shouldn't have happened have. Through this week God has been showing me a part of myself that I don't like. He shows me these things in the hopes that I will make changes. Honestly, it is hard to look in that mirror He holds up and see these things, but it has to be done.
Tonight as I drove home exhausted and emotionally spent I thought of those trains. I thought about running away on one of the trains. But, running away from hard weeks and problems doesn't solve anything.

1 comment:

  1. It is always difficult to pass through days of storm and stress, and sometimes it is not unusual for us to entertain the thought of just going away for a time. Running away from such days however do not usually solve anything.

    We may be facing a storm right now or maybe we are apprehensive of an upcoming storm. Can we stay calm in the peace of the Lord when we know that God is in control? The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), and knowing He is God should be enough for us to stay calm and be assured of His sovereignty in all situations. God knows His plans for us, for welfare and not for calamity to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us therefore quiet our hearts to seek His will, especially when facing stressful times. Let us trust and be assured in God, the One and only Who is all knowing and trustworthy.

    Still our hearts Lord and grant us perfect peace that we may be still and listen. Guide us each step of the way Lord that we may walk the right path, knowing that You are in full control.