Will you Trust God Blindly
by Thelma Dade

“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].” Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)

“Turn here!” My mom said urgently as we drove past what seemed to be just another dirt road between Monticello and Moab, Utah. I couldn’t just “turn here” as she wanted me to, and we both had a good laugh as I stopped and turned around.

“Where are we going mom?” I asked as I carefully made my way down this unknown road.

“Well, I’m not sure but if this is the road I think it is, you are going to want to see it.”

My mom lived a life of adventure, and I was never sure where we would end up when she said, “turn here!” So, I drove on as instructed.

After about 45 minutes we had gone as far as my car would safely go, and I had to stop. Mom looked disappointed as she got out and began to look around. It was beautiful! The La Sal mountains loomed large and majestic in the distance. This was high desert, flanked by mountain ranges. The vistas were amazing. The La Sal’s looked hazy in the distance, and the red rocks around us looked like they were on fire in the setting sun. I was enjoying the quiet, and the coolness of the evening when my mom walked up beside me and said, “there it is. This was the right road. See?” She pointed to an area about 30 feet off the road.

I looked and could just make out the opening of a mine shaft. It was well hidden, but the tailings gave it away. “This is one of the mines your dad mined for a short time.” She looked around, taking it all in, and she looked at it as if she had never seen it before. Pure joy shone from her face. Then she turned, wiped some tears from her eyes, gave me a squeeze and got back into the car without another word.

I don’t remember my dad, but I got to go and see many of the places where he and my mom had some great adventures. This trip would be the last trip we would take, and she wanted to make sure I saw everything I could.

I spent that trip in a state of agitation and worry; I couldn’t appreciate many of the things she was showing me, because I couldn’t get past how ill I knew she was. She wanted to take her time, enjoy the trip, and take in every single thing she saw, because she knew she would not see them again. But I wanted to just get her home and take care of her. I couldn’t admit to myself that she was dying and that she knew it.

She was ready to be with Jesus, to see her beloved again, and to end the pain she was in. Well, I wasn’t. She reached over and patted me on the leg – something she would do repeatedly over the next month. It was her way of saying, “It’s going to be okay. We are going to get through this.” Which we did.

Have you ever heard God say, “Turn here!” and wondered where in the world He was taking you?

Are you willing to go down the roads that are unknown to you?

Do you slow down, stop and really see the things that God is showing you, or do you live in a state of fear and agitation?

If you aren’t hearing His voice clearly, try asking Him what it is that is keeping you from fully trusting the direction in which He is taking you.

As you allow Him to heal those areas in your soul, when He says, “Turn here!” you will be able to take that corner on two wheels, trusting in, and relying confidently on the Lord with all your heart!

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