Tuesday - July 5, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
MAIN IDEA: “Who has your hand?”
I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, "If God is your Co-Pilot, switch seats!" The story is told of a newly licensed pilot who was flying his private plane through a fierce storm. He was not very experienced in instrument landing, so when the storm worsened, he realized that the control tower was going to have to bring him in for a landing. The pilot started thinking about all of the hills, towers and buildings in the area and began to panic. Over his radio, a calm but stern voice commanded, "You just obey instructions and we'll take care of the obstructions."
Many of us have good reason to be afraid because we are sitting in the control seat of our life, trying to maneuver around every obstruction we face. Stress thrives in an atmosphere of fear and doubt when our hand is on the steering wheel of life. We need to move over, surrender all control to Jesus and find the peace waiting in His hand. As the song goes; “Put your hand in the hand of the man who stills the water. Put your hand in the hand of the Man who calms the sea.”
Jesus tells us in Matthew 11, “Come to Me, everyone who is burdened (obstructions in life, stressed, fear, doubt, still holding the steering wheel of life) and I will give you rest.” Give Him the control seat of your life, being in that seat is more than anyone can handle. Many people think that being independent is very important, and it can be, but when it interferes with turning to Jesus, you have put too much importance on it.
APPLICATION: Is this more difficult for men than women, in most cases? Why?