“Lord, Help me to be a safe driver for my children.”
That’s a weird prayer.
Definitely one I’ve never prayed before, but last night as I was driving through my little town with two precious angels in the back seat, I suddenly found myself praying those words.
That’s weird, I thought. I’m an excellent driver with an excellent driving record. I’m not known for being reckless, I don’t text/drink and drive. I don’t get distracted or turn around and discipline my children (even if they need it) while driving.
When I drive, I just drive. Carefully.
For an all-around good driver, it seemed like a strangely random prayer.
Not 60 Seconds Later while driving on a slightly larger road I saw headlights coming out of the darkness, straight at us. For a moment I was utterly bewildered. At last, my brain accepted that a car was being driven on the wrong side of the median strip – he was driving southbound in a northbound lane. MY lane.
With plenty of room to spare I pulled over to the shoulder and laid on the horn (s/he should know s/he’s doing something utterly wrong) and kept driving.
There was no screeching of tires, or close calls, but it was a very dark strip of road and a potentially dangerous situation.
That little, random prayer suddenly made sense. Do I think my little prayer saved us? No. Not at all. It just seemed to be God’s way of reminding me that,
He sees where I’m heading. He knows everything that is coming at me – and He’s like, I got this.
“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,
nor his ear too dull to hear.” Is. 59:1
5 thoughts on “I Got This”
I have had a similar experience! I now pray for all my family to drive safely. Thanks for sharing this powerful story.
And He gave you the prayer you needed just when you needed it. I’m learning that “the steps of a good man” (or woman) “are ordered by the Lord.” So often nowadays I look back and see where the Lord was guiding me and I didn’t even realize it at the time. 🙂
I just found your blog and am so touched by this post. What a great lesson. I can only imagine it was a powerful experience for you! ☺ I look forward to getting to know you better and follow along!
I’m so glad you’ve found us!
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