Who is your pilot?

Last night, a friend and I made a quick trip to Tampa. We left Nashville around 7:55 pm and arrived before midnight Tampa time. After a quick night of sleep, I am now up and getting ready to hit the road back to Nashville, driving this time. 

When we were boarding the plane, I couldn’t help but think about who was flying that plane. I know nothing about the person, never have met them, but yet I am putting all of my trust in this human for the next 2 hours. I would think that he has had the proper training and qualifications to be a commercial pilot. 

When we are on a plane and you hit a rough patch of turbulence, do we immediately lose trust in the pilot? Of course, we don’t. We trust the pilot to steer us to safety. That led me to Captian Sully of the Hudson River landing. The 15th was the 10-year reunion of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’. Those passengers on that plane had put their lives in his hands and trusted him to make all the right decisions to get them to safety. He accomplished his task. 

Isn’t it crazy how we can put our trust in earthly people at all times but a lot of times we have trouble just trusting God? When we go through hard times, we end up doubting the way our life is going and we lose trust in Him. Why is that? Why is it that we can continue to trust an earthly individual but we don’t, at times, Christ. 

God is our pilot. We need to remember that he is in control and we do not need to try to take the controls away from Him at any time. When we take control of our own lives, we tend to start spiraling downward and it requires Christ to regain control to lead us to safety. 

This morning, let’s remember to let God be our pilot. Keep our trust in Him throughout our entire life. When our flight on this earth is over, He will be there to guide our landing in our home in Heaven.  

God is Good. 

Psalm 31:14-15: But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me. 

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