You ever been in a car, been driving along, nice and innocent, only to drive over something and feel your car jump up as you hit your head on the roof?
I bet you have.
It’s called driving over a bump.
Bumps, on a road trip, come and go.
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, there is a sign to let you know they are coming.
These signs let you slow down. They keep your eyes open. They make you more alert. These signs are there to keep you from damaging yourself or you car.
Don’t you wish there were signs like this for life, that would warn you a bumpy road was coming?
Bumps, usually, aren’t a catastrophe.
They are a mere annoyance.
A bump, on a road trip, won’t keep you from getting where you need to go.
But, it will make your trip less enjoyable. It may even make your spouse spill their coffee.
You want to avoid them for the sake of a harmonious trip, but sometimes you can’t.
Bumps are just there in your path, because nothing in following Jesus is easy or sunshine and roses all the time. I wish it was that way, but it’s not. It’s not how Jesus works. Sometimes, even when you’re on the right road, you have to go through a few bumps.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous man runs into it and is safe.