March 10

Written by Bill Grandi on March 10th, 2020

Sorry for the later entry than normal but an early morning text took me aside for 1/2 hour. If you think you are out of whack you ought to be in my world right now!  🙂  Now to the devotion.

As I write this I think I heard a dog bark and a cat screech.  I know…bad attempt to say it’s raining like cats and dogs right now. 🙂  Actually, I love to listen to falling rain. There is something soothing about it.  To me, even a storm of thunder and lightning can be relaxing.

UNLESS!!

Unless it is out of control. Driving in a storm is no fun. I’ve been caught having to take cover when riding my bike. I’ve had to ride a whole day in a steady rain, sometimes downpour and it is no fun at all. But fortunately, I’ve never been a pilot flying through a nasty storm. I have read of pilots who got disoriented and lost their bearings in a storm and relied on their instincts instead of the instruments in front of them. The result is often disastrous.  Trusting one dial on their instrument panel that tells them how their plane is according to the horizon is vital.

But in life it is also easy to get disoriented in a storm. We trust our “instincts” (ourselves)  instead of the One who can lead us through that storm. Psalm 32:8 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”  There is a way through the storm!! Not trusting our instincts but trusting the Captain is the best.

“Father, when my storm hits, help me not to rely on my instincts but on You. I’m a lousy pilot. Help me to follow Your lead, Your instruments (Your Word).”

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    Storms can come in all shapes and sizes. However, when you are in the middle of them, it is hard to see how to get out. In regards to navigating the storms, you are right… Without an external perspective – God, it can be disorienting, frightening, and even deadly…

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You are right Ryan. It is hard to see when in the middle. And no “buck up” will help either.

  2. When storms hit, the first thing I do is turn to the Lord. He can navigate through it all!
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. floyd says:

    Good analogy. When we trust our instincts we will fail. It is only in His perfect instinct we’re guided through the storms and valleys of life. Thanks for the reminder that His is our rock.