my reoccurring dream

I'm driving down the road. I come to a bridge, and then, for whatever reason, I lose control of the car. In what seems like just seconds, I'm in the water.  Panic ensues, but somehow, I get out and swim to safety.

Then I wake up.

I have had this reoccurring dream off and on since I was a teenager, and I had it again last night. 

It always freaks me out.  I awake nervous, anxious, and wondering why in the world I keep dreaming about driving off bridges?!

Needless to say, as a result, I hate driving over bridges.

When I awoke this morning after having the above dream narrative, I instantly thought of the biblical Joseph and wished he was here. Joseph could interpret dreams.  You remember, he did it for the Cupbearer and the Baker, and he did it for Pharaoh.

When Pharaoh called Joseph and asked him to interpret his dreams, Joseph replied, "I cannot do it, but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."  Genesis 41:16

If we want answers, really want them, God will give them!

I know why I have this dream every so often.  It is a reminder from my God that when I am in the driver's seat of my life instead of Him, things don't go well.  I'm a bit of a control freak, so this happens often.  And with this reoccurring dream, God takes another minute to warn me that if I persist in this I will end up overwhelmed by life. I will feel as if I'm drowning.

Thankfully, the dream does have a hopeful ending.  God does not abandon us when we screw up!  #praiseJesus

Psalm 107:6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.

Cry out to Him, and He will answer. Then swim in the direction of His voice!

But, oh, how much better would it be if I just got out of the driver's seat in the first place and let Him drive the car - always?  For certain, He would never swerve me off course! 

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.…

I have a lot to learn.

Today's forget-me-not: Jesus, take the wheel!

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