Travel Weary Children

#inspiration, #Jesus, trustThe young child in the seat behind us was getting bored on the airplane. She wanted to see out of the window but the blind was closed. “Open the window,” she said. When her wish wasn’t granted, she raised her voice and said, “Daddy, open the window. I want the window opened.” The insistent demand grew louder and louder. Her parents tried unsuccessfully to shush her. She knew what she wanted and was going to keep asking until she got it.

We had a few hours between flights and I watched as a child ran from her mother. When the mom called her to come back, the child stopped, looked directly at her parent and said, “No.” She then carried on in the opposite direction. She was heading where she wanted regardless of what her parent said.

After witnessing a few episodes like this, I was reminded of the times I’ve acted like a travel weary child. My heavenly Father does not grant my every request. Usually I accept this but other times I’ve been known to repeat my desires over and over, getting louder and more insistent each time. Maybe he just didn’t hear or realize how important this was to me.

Then there are the times God asks me to wait and not run ahead. For my own safety, he wants me to stay close. Thinking I know what’s best for me, I don’t always listen.

Maybe God allowed me to witness the childish outbursts that day to remind me to rely on and trust in him. Not only when I feel like it, but in all circumstances.

Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. (Psalm 37:3 NLT)

2 thoughts on “Travel Weary Children”

  1. Great analogy of the childlike behaviour and the way I can act at times too Tandy. Especially the part of getting louder and repeatedly asking for the same thing thinking that perhaps the Lord didn’t quite hear me the first time. The hardest part for me is in the “waiting” when I haven’t heard a response so I’m left wondering what the outcome will be. I am learning to be patient and to trust Him completely no matter what I think or want the outcome to be. To fully surrender all circumstances is a daily struggle but a glorious one indeed! God Bless!

    1. Thanks for your comments, BerylAnne.
      Patience is something I’m still working on. I guess if I had it mastered I wouldn’t have to be tested over and over again! I’ve had to surrender something big lately too. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Lord is working. Blessings to you.

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