Jesus Take the Wheel

Psalm 143:8 “If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you." (MSG)

Can you hear it? The first sound of daylight. Oh, it's not a sound? Do you awaken to an alarm clock that insists you roll your butt out of bed and you are absolutely certain that you'd rather not. What did you wake up to today? The sound of your pet, a child, a spouse, a neighbor, a train, the TV, a bird, a whistling tea pot or coffee dripping?

Imagine if you woke up each morning and you could actually hear God's voice. What would it sound like? What if you heard a small voice say, "Good morning, I love you. I'm your navigation system, please program me to assist you for today's trip. Feel free to use auto pilot if you wish."


Sometimes I awaken and really wish that I didn't have to drive today. I'm tired. I want to simply be a passenger and watch the scenery. I don't want to worry about the other drivers on the road. I just want to progress a bit further toward my final destination and soak in any divine appointments that may be awaiting me today. I want to hear the birds sing and the cows moo. I want to witness the moonrise and a sunset. I want to watch the cotton clouds move ever so slightly and trust that I can do something good today and then lay down my head in the evening, fully relaxed and certain that I didn't forget anything that I was supposed to do today.

Are you tired? You may remember the chorus to a Carrie Underwood song:

"Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel..."

Dear Jesus, Open my road map today. I want you to steer for awhile. My feet have been pressed hard on the pedal and my compass might be a bit off, because it seems I'm not making any progress. Steer me back to the center line. WOW, that felt good. Amen.

Carole Schumacher

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