Stay Calm and Pray

On the way to drop off Babba this morning, while driving on the freeway, we suddenly heard a loud noise that sounded like something was dragging  under the car. I pulled over to the shoulder and cursed into the air, "F**K!" Not only were we running late but I immediately thought the worst about the car. Being the over-thinker that I am, I imagined something off-the-wall, like my gas tank dropping,  sparks flying from the metal dragging on the concrete, and then the car blowing up from the sparks and gas combination. I don't know if that's even possible or not but the point is, I freaked out!

I looked back to see that my sweet girl looked worried and she says to me, "mommy should we pray?!" I encouraged her to pray while I stepped outside to look under the car. Turned out it was some kind of huge metal wire. I had no idea if it was something that I ran over or if it was something that fell from my car. The only thing I did know for sure was that my pregnant self could not get under the car to reach it. Well, in the meantime Babba must have been praying because  within 5 minutes of us sitting there, an emergency roadside assistance truck pulls up behind us. A nice man hops out of the truck and looks under the car. He reassured us that it was a wire that probably fell from a truck and that it hadn't done any damage to the car. I was so relieved that it wasn't something that was going to cost us an arm and a leg to repair.

The lesson I learned today…

It's so easy to remain at peace with God when things are going well for us, don't you agree? But what about the times when circumstances tempt us to freak out, get angry, stressed, worried and basically throw a grownup tantrum?  Those are the times when he wants us to look to him, just like my daughter did today. We should always have that immediate response to pray without even thinking twice. Something difficult happens, pray. Stressed, worried, freaking out? Pray! When we remain in the Lords presence and pray through everything, he gives us the supernatural ability to stay calm in every situation. I believe that's part of his design for us. He wants us to be able to maintain faith under any kind of circumstance, ultimately reflecting the fact that we believe that nothing is too big or too difficult for our God and because of that we can remain in his peace and grace at all times! Stay blessed and unhindered!