Day: 18 April 2018
God, save me! I’m in over my head, Quicksand under me, swamp water over me; I’m going down for the third time. I’m hoarse from calling for help, Bleary-eyed from searching the sky for God. I’ve got more enemies than hairs on my head; Sneaks and liars are out to knife me in the back. What I never stole Must I now give back? God, you know every sin I’ve committed; My life’s a wide-open book before you. Psalms 69:1-5
2 Corinthians 7:10 Distress that drives us to God does that. It turns us around. It gets us back in the way of salvation. We never regret that kind of pain. But those who let distress drive them away from God are full of regrets, end up on a deathbed of regrets.
“Knock it back and have another one. Drinking and driving is so much fun.” The words of a song I used to love.
Drink is a bad driver; when in charge of our lives it bids us ‘take shortcuts to ruin.’ Gradually we let it take control until we were driven relentlessly by its potency. Some of us admit it drove us mad. It drove away all the best, simple enjoyments of life, it drove a wedge between us and family. It drove downhill fastly and furiously. An uncomfortable, perilous ride. As we reflect on it, it all seems so unnatural and so belittling.
Physically and mentally drink struck a hard bargain “Give me the wheel and I’ll give you loads of fun.” Drink causes loads of fatal accidents. Causes countless mishaps and inflicts bodily harm on people that last a lifetime. In the driver seat drink often imposes irreparable damage on people.
Jesus wants to assume the responsible driving seat position in our lives. When handed the driving license of our lives He supplies all our necessities. He can outmatch all the previous driving forces and dispatch all offending drivers within us. With Him in control, things will be kept on the right track. He will regulate things and to conform to God’s purpose and equip us for every day’s journey.