Trusting yourself to trust God


Everyone loves bumpy — “Driveway” driving preparing for the day Mikaila could take it on the road.

“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.” Hebrews 11:1

We’ve all had the firsts, such as untying mother’s apron strings and going to school, or how about giving your first book report …

My granddaughter Mikaila recently turned sixteen. I asked her when she would be getting her driver’s license. She thought perhaps over spring break. “How do you feel about driving alone?” She thought for a moment and said, “I think it will feel weird not having someone to rely on.” I missed my chance to remind her that she is not alone–God will be with her as a calming presence.

Mikaila used to come over and drive, “Bumpy,” our golf cart, around the side streets near our home. She did everything right–slowed down at corners, looked left, right, and left again before proceeding into the intersection and pulled over to make sure no one ran over us. It was easy to trust her going twenty miles per hour. I’ll be doing a lot of praying on her behalf and trusting God to take care of her when she gets her license and begins to drive the busy streets in Phoenix.

Lord, help us trust ourselves enough to trust you! Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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