Monday, September 13.
My first ride on an airplane was on December 23, 2003. I flew from Accra, Ghana to Monrovia Liberia via Freetown, Sierra Leone. It was a smooth ride. I remembered people clapping when we landed at Roberts International Airport. My third flight took me from Accra, Ghana to BWI, Baltimore,Maryland. It was a direct flight, lasting almost fourteen hours. It was bumpy and scary. I’ve had the privilege of flying in several other planes, but never once have I asked the pilot about his qualifications or the trustworthiness of the plane. I simply expected him and his aircraft to carry me safely to my destination. We usually don’t have trouble relying on planes or automobiles without question, yet we sometimes fail to trust the Lord.
Our faith in God is like spiritual glasses through which we view the world around us. Our physical eyesight may not detect His almighty hand working in the events and situations of life, but faith looks beyond the externals to the truth and promises of Scripture.
Our foundation of assurance is built upon God’s Word and our experiences of His trustworthiness. We have no cause for worry or uncertainty because the Lord of the universe is sovereign over every event under heaven, and that includes the details of our lives. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us not to be anxious; instead, we’re to bring our concerns and requests to God with thanksgiving, trusting Him to work it all out according to His will. Then His peace will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Memory verse: Philippians 4:6
“A man who is a master of patience is a master of everything else” (George Savile).