You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
Psalm 139:2-3 (NLT)
I pulled up outside of her house and didn't have to wait long as she came racing out of the house. She got in the car and said "You know, you were only a minute away when you accepted the ride but then you didn't take the shortest route to get here." I explained to her that when I accept the ride on the app, I could be in the wrong lane or driving too quickly to make the proper turn and then I have to take a different route to get back on track.
I've had a few conversations like that with people. They think they can look at their phone and know how I should be driving. But they can't see the big picture. They can only see what is on the app - which in reality is nothing. They can't see traffic, speed of the cars, where exactly the driver's car is, an accident or emergency vehicles. But, just because they see something, they think they know the entire story. I just smile and nod knowing what I know. Sometimes I try to explain it but I get the impression they aren't really interested.
Made me wonder how often we do this with God. We see what we see in our lives yet we think we understand the big picture. We wonder why he isn't doing anything when in fact, he is. We wonder what is taking him so long but we can't see the entire path, the bumps ahead that may cause God to slow us down or the detours we need to take to get where he wants us to go safely. We don't trust him to drive. Probably because we forget that he sees the road more completely. He knows the end from the beginning and every pot hole in between.
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40:28 (NLT)
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)