New cars come with lots of bells and whistles. Drivers have options to put more and more control in the vehicle itself. Cameras and sensors aid in parking and changing lanes. With the press of a button, cruise control monitors your speed, and can now apply the brakes. As the driver, trusting it is scary. Allowing a machine to control our safety is slightly terrifying, yet we do it. We do it all of the time. We willingly and easily trust the intelligence and efforts of other humans with our lives. Why, then, do we have such a hard time trusting God?
When you think about it, your Higher Power has your best interest in mind more than any vehicular feature. In either instance, we can’t see who’s in control. We have a choice to take matters into our own hands or let fate unfold as it will. Stepping aside and letting God control life seems like a no-brainer to me. Accidents can and will happen. Handing over the reins and letting God be in charge is the only time I know accidents will not occur. People make mistakes and cause accidents, not God.
The next time you use your cruise-control feature, ask yourself who’s really in control. Relying on features built into life is a lot easier than trusting the man-made technology of a car. Putting your trust in the hands of God (as you know him) is the best assurance one can have. The world doesn’t need more safety features, but we would benefit greatly from more trust from above. My advice is to set aside your fears and start trusting it.