Steering Wheel

A Word to Intellectuals

Steering Wheel
By rachaelvoorhees

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge him,
and he will make your path straight.”

Proverbs 3:5,6

This is a classic and a long time favorite verse of mine. Often do I trust God based on the depth of my understanding. Pitiful. Unwise.

I’m not that smart to start with. God is brilliant, mystifying, stupefying. How dare I reduce him and his ways to my brain power. Such in-the-box thinking is a great way to produce worry. Just rely on what you can understand and watch the anxiety roll in like waves.

Hobo theologians must sometimes release the mind and let “Jesus take the wheel.” (Yes, I just quoted that.)

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Derek Griz

I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and a pastor (Immanuel Church). I write from those perspectives. Connect with me on Twitter (@derekgriz).