We are doing the “impossible” tonight. Okay, maybe not impossible, but pretty close.
This evening we’re making the 12+ hour trek to Houston through the night… with three kids.
You read correctly: we’re pulling an all-nighter… in the van.
We’ve been packing and getting ready for the last two nights in preparation for this day. Everything is just about set. The bags are packed, the vehicle is serviced, the RockStars are ready to drink.
We can formulate a plan, make provisions, and prepare for every scenario, but when it’s all said and done, we cannot anticipate everything.
What if the kids actually don’t sleep in the car during the wee hours of the night?
What if the van breaks down off the side of the road in backcountry Louisiana?
What if I don’t feel like listening to my RoadTrip playlist of AC/DC, Guns & Roses, and Journey?
We can go on and on with the “what ifs”. In a weird sense, those things are constant. There will always be uncertainty, guesswork, and contingencies.
How do we move forward when uncertainty can surface at any moment?
As mentioned in Monday’s post, it boils back down to trust–complete reliance on the One who never changes and always provides.
I’ve been meditating on God’s character lately, and it’s as if He has been telling me to just “trust”–complete confidence in His character. Time and time again, in my life and in Scripture, He has proved that I can trust His character.
When I rely on my own abilities, my own preparations, and my own expectations, I place my trust in myself instead of my Father who deserves it.
On a side note, I will never get tired of AC/DC, Guns & Roses, and Journey.
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