Have you ever been riding in the back seat of a car not paying attention at all to the road ahead of you (reading a book, playing a game, napping etc.), when the driver suddenly takes a drastic and unexpected left turn? You know, the kind of turn that sends you flying to your right or (if not for your seat belt) all the way across to the other side of the car or the lap of the person next to you? When it happens you immediately look to the driver and to the road wondering what just happened. Well, have you noticed that sometimes life can be like that? You were cruising along living your life, staying in your lane, minding your own business when suddenly life took an unexpected left turn. Most of the time those events are not events that we like or love. I don’t know about you, but those kinds of left turns in my life are not usually something exciting or wonderful.

     Well, Annette and I have recently experienced one of those left turns and there are some lessons I would like to share from our experience. One, once you’ve got your balance back, you are more equipped to adjust to the situation than you first thought. Two, God already has prepared your way forward. Three, the people closest to you will help you. Four, the new reality may actually end up being better than the old reality. Five, you can’t always predict these life changing events, but you can expect them-because that’s life!

     So, on your trip down life’s road, realize that you are not usually the one driving. Things can happen in front of you that you didn’t expect but be of good cheer-you will adjust, and life will go on.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28