The freeway that runs through the windy valley and into the mountain pass was lined with semi trucks. I wondered, who is more at risk in the wind; big tall trucks with heavy loads or tiny little cars like ours packed to the gills?
As I prayed for safety before we hit the road... a memory flashed to driving through a horrible wind storm in South Dakota. I seriously struggled then for about 100 miles just to stay on the road. There were a few particularly scary moments when I was certain the car was being lifted off the ground. I really thought I might die that day... but I didn't.
After an experience like that... you would think a gusty wind warning would make me worry... or feel afraid. Truth is... as I passed that warning sign today I felt strangely empowered... even big. I felt driven and cared for. I know warning signs are meant to be taken seriously because we never know, right? As it turned out... there was no wind to speak of. Today's gusty wind warning was for nothing... except the incredible reminder that trusting God is the way to go. Fear is the real killer here on Earth. God can handle the gusty winds and so much more.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
New International Version