Passenger Seat

By: Pastor Jarren Rogers

“Wisdom is the ability to see everything from God’s viewpoint” – Charles Stanley

I don’t know everything.

And neither do you. Sometimes, we wish we did. We have questions. We’re unsure. We doubt. We wish we knew more. But we just can’t have all the answers.

I don’t know Columbus all that well yet. I still haven’t figured out how to get around without the help of a GPS. My mind just doesn’t navigate very well.

My wife, on the other hand, is a human GPS. You could drop Annie, blindfolded, in the middle of a Siberian forest, with nothing but her sense of smell and touch to guide her and she would find her way back home. Okay, maybe she isn’t that good.

But she’s a whole lot better than me. Many times, we’ll be driving in Columbus and I won’t know which direction to go. Right or left? So, I’ll hesitate. Then, I shoot Annie this look. She knows the look. The look means, I have no idea where I am, where I have been, or where I’m going.

With a sigh, she will point me in the right direction and we will eventually find ourselves to our destination.

When it comes to knowing how to maneuver around Columbus, I don’t know it all. But thankfully, I know someone who does, and she’s sitting in the passenger seat.

I think it’s the same for the life that each of us live. We all are attempting to maneuver around our lives in the best way possible. But we simply don’t have all the answers and we can’t have them. But, just like Annie, we know the One who knows the way and holds all the answers.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33).

We can never know or match the depths of the wisdom and knowledge of our Heavenly Father. He knows all things and sees all things. That is why His direction and His will matters more than anyone else!

Just like me when I drive around Columbus, it can be easy for any of us to lose our way. We find ourselves sitting at the stop sign, not knowing whether to turn right or left. Can I remind you today that God is sitting in the passenger seat, ready and willing to offer us insight and answers into our situation? All we have to do is call out to Him.

If you find yourself not knowing which direction to take, look to God to point you in the right direction. If you reach for understanding and cannot find it, search in the depths of God’s wisdom. If you are searching for answers and meaning, dive into His true and powerful Word.

Parents: Explain to your children that God knows all and sees all. Tell them that they should look to God for direction.

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