This morning I took my dogs for a walk hoping to accomplish two things. First, I was hoping to generate some inspiration for this blog post; and second, I was hoping to get my dogs super tired. In my incredibly biased opinion, Louie and Nani are the cutest dogs on Planet Earth, but for small dogs, these Boston Terriers sure have ridiculous amounts of energy.
I’m about 5’6” tall, my dogs are not. So, as we approach a narrow sidewalk, I look ahead and see a woman with two dogs walking towards us. Knowing this wasn’t going to end super well, four dogs two humans one sidewalk, I turned my dogs around. Before they could catch a glimpse of what lay ahead, we went back the way we came.
My dogs looked at me with some attitude. For being nonverbal, they sure have a lot of personality. They gave me a little sass as we turned around, but they really didn’t fight it. After all they were on the leash connected to me, I was the one in control.
Remember this VBS song?
“God is in control, God is in control, God is in control, my God is in control.”
I protected my dogs from what lay ahead, I could see farther than they could. They trusted me to provide for them and protect them, to keep them away from harm. Similarly, and fortunately on a much grander scale, God protects and provides for His children. That’s us! He sees what lays ahead and sometimes chooses to turn us around. Our job is to trust His guidance, His vision, and follow His direction.
Fortunately for us, our God is much taller than 5’6”.
So what season lays ahead of me? Where will I be? I honestly don’t know. I can’t see that far. But I know two things for certain:
I will be protected and provided for by God.
And I will be okay because my God is in control.