Taking corners at 27mph can be an exhilarating and frightening proposition. My husband has topped out our tandem speed at 55 mph. That is a scary speed on the back of the bike when you cannot see what lies ahead. Our tandem does not normally see that kind of speed, but it does illustrate the point. The stoker on the back has very little control. From the back of the tandem I cannot steer us away from danger or pull the brakes to slow us down. I need to trust the captain to keep me safe.
I need to trust him to get me to where we are going in the best way. I can’t see the obstacles from the back seat, so you sure wouldn’t want me to steer. The captain has control over what path to take. Hopefully the captain will guide me safely through the best route. I might be blessed with a fun detour past beautiful sights or a surprise stop at the ice-cream shop! I need to trust that he is looking out for my needs. In the 15 years we have had that bike, we have never crashed.
In the same way that I trust my husband to be in control of the bike, I need to yield control of my life to God. I need to trust my God who sees the whole path instead of my obstructed view to guide me safely through places and experiences that our outside my comfort zone. What a better ride it is when I am willing to yield control to someone who can handle things and has my best interest at heart. Are you trying to run your own life or are you able to trust God to manage things?