A wise woman I know presents the idea that, when driving, accelerating and turning into a skid is the best way to correct and recover (turning away, overcorrecting, are our first instincts and they are incredibly dangerous). She wonders if God wants us to accelerate and turn into the very things that frighten us, in order to recover and correct our paths.
I have spent the last several months discovering the things
that I truly fear. My deep-seated, insidious fears about myself, my life, and
God are slowly coming to light. But
maybe awareness isn’t enough. Maybe just knowing what I fear and even
discussing my fears with God and others isn’t enough. Maybe I should accelerate
and turn into those fears, throwing myself on God’s mercy and trusting him to
I’m not sure what that looks like, but I have a feeling it
means accepting God’s help when I face uncomfortable and fearful situations. It
means trusting God to go before me, trusting that my first reaction, to turn in
the opposite direction, is what I shouldn’t do. Instead, I should go with it,
go with God.
we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who
have been called according to his purpose… What, then, shall we say in
response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?