Back in the Saddle Again

horse

Imagine that you are riding atop a beautiful, strong, trustworthy, and brave horse that is carrying you to parts unknown. Try and picture your hands, as you sit atop the horse.

What are they doing? Holding the reins, right? Now imagine that they are folded in your lap as the horse has no reins but is controlled instead by an unseen force.

If you are like me, the thought of riding such a horse makes you more than a bit uncomfortable.

Yet, as a Christian, you will occasionally have the opportunity to ride on such a horse.

Wait, scratch that.

As a Christian, you are always traveling on such a horse as you journey through this life. Yet, that fact is easy to forget because life has a way of lulling you into this false sense of security in believing that you are walking a path of your own choosing, with God as kind of your sidekick.

Yet we know the opposite is true. For the Bible says that.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. 

(Proverbs 16:9)

 Or in other words…God is in control.

So when you next find yourself startled into the realization that you are sitting atop a horse with no reins, don’t panic. Instead look around and enjoy the view. And know that though you may not know exactly what the future has in store, you can be assured that God does and will lead you to exactly where you need to be.