Summer 2024

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 8, 2018

“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.’” — Isaiah 55:8-9

Stuck in Traffic

We sat on the expressway in disbelief. I think several of us in the vehicle had tears in our eyes. We could see the stadium in front of us, but we could not get to it. We were stuck in traffic. We were waiting to get off the exit with many other fans.

We watched the clock as the kickoff time came and went. We turned on the radio and listened as an exciting first quarter unfolded. We simply could not believe that we missed most of the first quarter of the football game, a preseason game we had looked forward to all summer long.

The visiting team had one of our favorite players, plus a player that played collegiately in our state, and we really wanted to see them both play. The home team was our own team. This delay was not in our plans.

I asked God to open my eyes to the small blessings along the way. He did. We were able to make it off the highway, park in a great spot, and enjoy the rest of the game from incredible seats. On top of that, we had several meetings that night that could only be explained as God-ordained. He had it all in His plans, and we needed to mold ourselves to that.

This is so true in our entire lives. God has a plan for our lives and it is good. We are not in control, but He is. His ways and His thoughts are not like ours. We need to daily give our lives to Him and remember that He is sovereign and in control — even getting stuck in traffic and missing the start of a football game.

All the while, pursue Him. He shows us where to go.

— Pam Timmer

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