We travelled back home from the London conference last Saturday.

As we returned home  it was late and it was already dark. Hubby put the satellite navigation  on and we settled into our journey.

At a point,  the sat nav advised that we had 1 hour remaining on the journey , just after this, we saw road information that the motorway where we travelled had been shut ahead of us. The Sat Nav updated its route to the shortest journey time, which was still okay for us.

As we took the turn off the motorway,  it was a route that we had never travelled before, we needed to take the second exit , but we turned at the first.

Immediately, the Satnav updated again…..we added 30 minutes to our journey by that simple mistake. We had joined a very slow traffic…one that would cost up more time on the road.

Thank God hubby was patient enough….our journey continued.

Our Sat Nav had showed us the shorter route, but we missed it.
If we had listened,  we would never have known what the Sat Nav saved us from.  We would have felt clever.

Psalms 124:2‭-‬8 GW
“If the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, then they would have swallowed us alive when their anger exploded against us. Then the floodwaters would have swept us away. An ⌊overflowing⌋ stream would have washed us away. Then raging water would have washed us away.” Thank the Lord , who did not let them sink their teeth into us. We escaped like a bird caught in a hunter’s trap. The trap was broken, and we escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord , the maker of heaven and earth.

A lot of times, when things are all smooth in life,  we feel its because we know how to do it….
We feel its because we are perfect
We simply ignore the fact that it’s just by His mercy that we have not been consumed….
And that many who have been consumed,  we are simply not better than them…save His mercy..

Our Sat Nav had worked well for years.
It saves us from traffic and we trust it to get us to our location.
God keeps us away from many sorrows.  In fact, He is so protective at times, that we dont have a clue about what HE has saved us from. The reason why we appear clever to the world is because God has taken it upon Himself to cover us .

This week, as you go out,  remember that your breathing is a gift
Remember that your heartbeat is a privilege
Remember that your ability to read this is one precious opportunity that many do not have anymore.
Remember that you did not make it here by your own power

If the lord opened your eyes to see a quarter of what danger HE saves you from,  you will forever worship the king who renews your contract every single day.
You will find every reason to bow down in worship of the One whose arms shield you from unseen evils.

If the lord had not been on your side, imagine where you would have been!!!!
I have tried to imagine mine,  it would have been in the land of the forgotten!


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