Traffic Jam (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 202)
Psalm 51:10 (NLT)
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
You know the feeling of being stuck in traffic for any length of time. It can be frustrating because you know you have to be somewhere and you’re eager to get there but something beyond your control is holding you up. This frustration comes from an overwhelming inability to be patient and let things work out in time.
The experience of being in a traffic jam is not too far off from the way many of us live our lives spiritually. We know we should be further down the road than we are but for some reason, we are stuck. Our maturity level is lower than we want it to be. But the good news is that God doesn’t leave us stuck in a traffic jam. If we really want it, He gives us a clean heart and a renewed spirit within.
God doesn’t give up on His children. He delights in restoring and renewing the lives of His children especially when we are willing to surrender to His plan and will. Scripture is full of promises that God will sustain us when necessary, uproot us when needed, and bless us unconditionally. Don’t give up when you find yourself in a traffic jam. Keep your eyes on God and let Him guide you to embrace His strength and faithfulness in your life.
“You are either becoming more like Christ every day or you are becoming less like Him. There is no neutral position in the Lord.”
— Stormie Omartian