Do you trust your Pilot?

Sitting here waiting for the airplane to take off and my mind starts wandering as I look around. It’s so easy to see everyone comes from a different walk of life.

Little ones sitting beside their parents playing games quietly on their iPads.

Medium sized ones talking to the ones next to them about their travels.

Teenagers in gym shorts with hoodies pulled tightly around their faces and napping to pass the time.

Ladies to the right reading their novels with their little pooch cuddled up in their lap.

Men talking and laughing looking out the window next to them as we glide through the clouds.

Families traveling together to celebrate with loved ones.

Couples visiting sick family members with scary diagnoses saying goodbye for the last time.

It hit me that we all have a few things in common.

We don’t see the pilot, but we trust him.

We’re all traveling at the same time, side by side and we all have full confidence that we’re going to get where we’re going.

We trust the pilot to navigate us where we need to go and that he’s fully capable of handling whatever comes our way as we’re making our way to our destination.

We can’t fly the plane. It’s absurd to think we’re capable. If we waltzed into the cockpit and said “hey bud, I’d like to give this a try,” we’d be tackled and reprimanded and be the next viral video hit.

How is it that we trust a total stranger that sits behind a closed door to take us at a tremendous rate of speed and thousands of miles above the ground, but we have such a hard time trusting God?

God is all knowing – he already has mastered our past, present and future. He knows all the details and He’s not intimidated.

God is so very present – He is with us 24/7. Come hell or high waters, He has never and will never leave our side. We’re safe in His embrace.

God is all powerful – no diagnosis, hopeless situation or present circumstances overwhelm Him, nor does He back down from them.

The Bible reminds us in Proverbs 3:5-6 to trust in the Lord with ALL our hearts and lean not into our own understanding. He already knows the outcome. He has seen how this plays out because He’s the One who wrote the ending.

If we can trust a complete stranger behind a closed door, surely we can put our faith and trust in the One who formed us together in our mother’s womb. The One who never makes mistakes and loves us through our biggest successes and our greatest failures.

I’m not sure what you’re walking through today, but we’re all walking this out together. I’m not perfect and neither are you. We may do things differently, but we all have been blessed to see another day.

The skies may be full of turbulence and fear may be gripping your heart from circumstances that overwhelm and paralyze you, but please know you have a “Pilot” you may not be able to get a full glimpse of yet, but He’s always there to guide you and lead you in the right direction! He loves you, He’s cheering you on and He’s got you in the palm of His hand! You are not alone, my friend! Look beside you and you’ll see that were all in this together!

Live Life Unscripted,


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