As you probably know Jodie and I just returned from a week of visiting her parents in Kansas. The 15 hour drive (though a bit lengthy) does not really bother me. But, what does is unpredictable weather while hundreds of miles from home. This is exactly what happens when you strike out on a journey of this magnitude in January. The weather becomes like a box of chocolates- you never know what you are going to get. So, naturally I hung closely to the weather reports seeking the best opportunities to make it safely to Kansas. We prayed and asked God for safe roads, and that is what we got, as we pressed towards Kansas. That was the easy part. It was the trip home that put me on red alert. Major snow storms were popping up everywhere- even as close as Topeka. Suddenly, it became a challenge to find a time and a route that would get us home safely. I figured this would be the case, and spent much time in prayer asking God to grant us safety. It is something about sliding on ice that makes winter driving unbearable, not to mention dangerous. As the week wore on, a feeling of peace began to surround me as I prayed for favorable driving conditions. I know God controls all things, however a part of me wanted to focus on worrying. Instead of worrying; whenever I felt it coming on, I began to focus on God and his promises. The day we were leaving a massive snow storm in the north was stretching out, literally across the entire country. At some point, I knew we would have to drive through it, and instead of worrying- I trusted. I am happy to say, all that worrying and concern was nothing but a waste of time. God blessed us with dry roads from Kansas all the way home. I wonder how often we waste time worrying about things when all we have to do is to trust God? Lord, thank you for reminding me that you love us, and all we have to do is love and trust you.