Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thankful #2 - He Never Fails Me

I've made some decisions recently in my life that have left me a little thrown off kilter. Life's good but I'm going through some transition.

So today I escaped to Medford for a little me time.

On my way, I was cruising along enjoying the rain, listening to a little music - singing at the top of my lungs. I was contemplating life and change and all the crazy twists and turns my life has taken. I came around a corner and was thinking how beautiful the single bright yellow tree was in the midst of all the pine trees.

I was thinking life was good when my car slid.

I gently applied my brakes and went sideways straight at a semi truck. I've never had a moment where I was sure I was about to die until right then.

I tried to remain calm and turned the wheel the opposite direction and still headed straight for the semi.

It felt like slow motion as I started praying. Please God. Please God. That's all I had in me as I panicked.

I slammed the work.

I turned the didn't work.

I prayed that it wouldn't hurt too bad when I crashed.

I thought for a second that it would be better to crash off the side of the mountain than straight into the semi.

But mostly, I grabbed the wheel and said, "Please God."

And my car straightened. I pulled over, out of breath, heart pounding out of my chest, tears streaming down my face as I thanked Him over and over again.

I finally pulled away from the shoulder (much slower) and thought all the way how He never fails me. I could easily blame it on my great driving skills but it's not that. He's there for me. He's been there for me even when I'm barreling down the road without any regard to my own safety. He's there when I'm not there for myself. I get mad sometimes that He doesn't answer as quickly as I want but when it's life or death, He's there. I'm thankful for a God who loves me and never fails me.

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