Saturday, August 11, 2007

Don't Worry, Daddy's Driving

Recently a friend of mine shared this story with me.

One of the younger members of her family had developed a strange feeling of responsibility whenever their family took any sort of a trip together. In his little five-year-old mind, he had come to the conclusion that if he didn't know where they were, or what road to take to get home, they were horribly lost.

In one particular trip to town, the daddy of this family took a different route than usual. This little guy became more and more anxious, and finally broke out into a tearful frenzy. The unfamiliar surroundings and the unknown stretching all around him brought such a terror to his heart that he completely lost his composure.

When first hearing this, I laughed as you probably are now. How silly for such a little person to carry this weight of responsibility that was never meant for him to carry! And yet, how often do I act the same way? Life takes an unexpected turn, and I worry and fret and wonder how it's all going to turn out. The road ahead of me is covered in fog, and I think that I have to figure it out.

It would do me much good to hear the admonition that came from the front seat to that little boy sobbing in the back.

Don't worry. Daddy's driving. He knows the way home......

5 comments:

Cheri said...

Thanks so much for sharing that Andrea! It was greatly needed!

Marissa Whitney said...

Andrea, thanks so much for sharing... how much I need such reminders.

And, I may not come over and comment often, but I am reading along. : )

Bethany said...

What a beautiful post with an impactful lesson. Daddy's driving! and all is well.

Ryebread said...

Amen! What rest we could have every day, if we just rested in the promise that our Father is in control...

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Thanks for sharing, How wonderful it is that our heavenly Father is in control! All we need do is rely on Him!

You have a really nice blog! I came across it though one of you comments that you had left on Bethany's blog.:)