“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31
As we sat on the plane waiting to taxi down the runway, the rain was pounding on the window so hard that I could barely see the men in their yellow raincoats as they prepared the plane for takeoff. We were already delayed due to weather, so I could feel the tension on the plane as everyone waited anxiously to get the flight started.
As I sat there waiting, the Lord spoke so clearly to me. Sometimes He puts us in a holding pattern while the storms pass over us, other times He leads us straight through the storms. You must strap on your belt of truth “Jesus is in control ” and grab your sword “the word of God ” and He will go with you through your storm.
After a few minutes, we started taxiing down the runway. Needless to say it was a bumpy, bouncy takeoff. It was one of those flights that the fasten your seatbelt sign never went off. A roller coaster ride in the sky, only there wasn’t a track! I certainly knew that I was not in control of the situation, which is hard for me.
After about an hour, the clouds broke and the sun came bursting through the window. Again the Lord spoke, “I was always in control, the sun was always shining, you just couldn’t see it because of the storms you were passing through.”
Sometimes He allows us to go around the storm, or fly above the storms of life, but there are times that we must go through the storms. Those are the times when I let go of the controls and turn myself over to Him. Only then do I realize that He is my pilot and I am only a passenger that he has chosen to take on an amazing journey through this life.
Needless to say, this flight has been a reminder to my soul that my life is not my own. I belong to Jesus, and His plans are always better and bigger than I could ever imagine. I must turn the controls over to my Pilot and he will guide me safely through the storms into the sunshine. With Jesus in control, I know that I will reach my destination in his perfect timing.