On the way back from the east coast of Florida, my husband and I drove into a storm. A full fledged, rain dumping, you can barely see the road, Florida storm. As another lighting strike lit up the grey soaked sky, I glanced at the road and saw the cars ahead of us were driving with their hazard lights on. Blinking lights so we could see them, blinking lights so we would be cautious, hazard lights to remind us that we are in this together.
My friend, maybe you are caught in a soul drenching storm that seems to have come out of nowhere and you are wondering how to proceed down the hazardous road before you.
In Psalms 25, verse 1, we see David driving through a storm of accusation and fear. We don’t know what it is but we know that he has put on his “hazard lights”as he begins his prayer with, “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.”
The Passion Translation says it like this, “Always I will lift up my soul into your presence, Yahweh.”
In the face of accusation and fear, King David begins his prayer with a reminder of the core truth of his life. He lives in God’s presence. Always, he puts his life, his inner and outer life in God’s loving presence. It is the picture of a man who is caught in a storm and is choosing to trust God to see him through it.
Whatever storm you are in today, my friend, slow down, turn on your hazard lights in prayer and keeping going after God. Proceed with caution and faith. Lift up your life, your situation and your soul into the presence of God.
He will see you through to the other side.