Many years ago I flew in a single-engine plane with a friend. Some of the scenes below nearly took my breath away as I enjoyed the view of Lake Michigan and surrounding areas. Yet an interesting challenge lay ahead when he invited me to fly the plane. Although hesitant, I took the wheel, all the while hoping that, as my pilot, he would be my “back up” if my ability to keep the plane level and secure became faulty.
Often when soaring through life with ease, we may convince ourselves that we can fly the plane of life alone – only needing assistance if the wind currents become unstable. Yet one turbulent shift can cause us to forget that we need to continue trusting, even as our lives begins to shake and sway. During these times, we can easily forget that there is One greater than us who already knows how to pilot the plane and is guiding and instructing us along the way (Psalm 32:8). Through the Word, the Lord reminds us that He already has our flight pattern planned (Psalm 139:16) and that He is not only the support and strength in the flight, but also removes the worry because we do not go alone (Matthew 6:26).
Prayer: Thank You, Jesus, for being my pilot, my chart, my compass, and my “back up” no matter the circumstances in life. Amen.