We lived in Houston during several of my younger years. Houston terrain is flat, flatter, and flattest. The only “hills” are overpasses on the interstate.
One street near our house had a fun feature – a rolling bump. Not a speed bump, just a small rise and dip. When our car drove over the exciting anomaly (yes, we were easily entertained) it produced a momentary sinking feeling that resulted in smiles and giggles. The bump was aptly named the “Whee bump,” and that bump made the journey worthwhile.
Flat roads are rather monotonous—nothing interesting, just miles and miles of smooth, even, dreary roads.
Life’s highways are full of curves, hair-pin turns, broken glass, and steep climbs. Many days, I longed for a boring ride. However, looking back on my journey, every rough patch, screaming drop, and miles of rocky terrain, brought me closer to God.
I’ve had some terrible moments and ongoing difficulties, but all those bumps make the story worth telling. I can show my fellow travelers that God is a God of compassion, love, mercy, grace, and healing. With His touch, everything the enemy tried to destroy has been redeemed and restored.
Whether your trip is filled with whee-bumps or dangerous travels, you’re never on the adventure alone. You may have some hair-stand-on-end moments, and the stomach may drop a bit, but every mile will be filled with awesome true-life stories of God’s faithfulness.
Heavenly Father, I love the whee-bump journey with You!
“When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:2-3, MSG).