Daily Devotional

April 12, 2018

Freeways and Highways

Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. – Psalm 50:15

My fifteen-year-old daughter was given her learner’s permit and had been driving around town and on the freeways. She was doing very well, but she needed experience driving on two-lane highways. On a trip to the beach (along a two-lane highway), we decided to let her drive.

I was a bit apprehensive because the shoulders on the highway were mostly washed away due to heavy rainfall. She was driving along with the traffic and everything was going well until, suddenly, there was a car coming straight at us in our lane! I hollered, “Becki!” and at the same time, she swerved over onto the shoulder, around the oncoming car, and back onto the highway. I remarked on how well she had handled the situation. She said her hands were firmly on the wheel but that she felt God had taken over in her time of need. We rejoiced that the shoulder at that spot had not been washed away.

That same week, our son was driving on a freeway in Los Angeles when a tire on his truck blew out. A piece of the tire wrapped around the brake, and he was stalled in high-speed traffic just around a blind curve. Each time a car whizzed around the curve, he prayed, “Lord, don’t let him hit me.” Finally, there was a lull in the traffic and he was able to jump out of the truck and run to the side of the freeway. Again, the Lord intervened for one of my children and kept him and the other travelers safe.

God promises, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). What a blessing it is to know that God’s Word is true and that He is with us and with those for whom we pray in every time of need. When our “day of trouble” comes, all we need to do is call upon Him. He will deliver us, and to Him will be all the glory!

Thank You, Lord, for Your protection in my life and in the lives of those I love. I give You all the glory, for You are worthy to be praised. Amen.