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).
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I love your heart, sweet Lisa! Praying for many of God’s blessings in your life. You’re truly God’s servant. Love and hugs!
Awww thank you, sweet Tess! Love and virus-free, blessing-filled hugs to you! 😀
I’ve been on some of those “Whee-bumps”and they can be scary.
How wonderful to know, really know(deep down in your’knower’)that God really is here with you; He truly cares,and has a plan much bigger than we could ever imagine.
Thank you Lisa, for your sweet heart, your transparency, and for sharing your love of Jesus!
Thank you, sweet Cyn! I so appreciate you and your encouragement. How grateful I am for our ever-present, always-loving God! Take good care of yourself! Love and hugs to you! 😀
Heavenly Father, I praise you for the ups and downs of life which humble my heart before You. I’m growing through them while leaning on your amazing strength which available for me as your daughter. I’m thankful for all the people you put in my life, either to help or shape me into the person you want me to be. Thank you for your faithful servant, Lisa Buffaloe who has been with me ever since I was a new believer. Please keep blessing her and her family. In Jesus’ Mighty Name I pray. Amen.
Awww thank you, sweet Tess. I’m so grateful the Lord allowed our paths to cross. You have been such a blessing and encouragement to me. Thank you, sweet friend. And, Amen to the prayer! Love you, sweet friend! XOXO ((((hugs))))