by Sandra Allen Lovelace      @SandraALovelace      #WallflowerWomen

Liz had made good time, which was helpful since her appointment was in ten minutes. She turned off the radio to make sure she could hear the voice from the GPS. “In half a mile, turn left onto East Main Street.” The screen said she’d arrive two minutes early. Not much time to park and find the office.

Her mind wandered to the reason for this trek into unknown territory. She’d never dreamt she’d be heading down this road, and she meant more than the blacktop under the Honda Accord’s tires. “In two miles turn right onto Putnam Court” Her foot pressed on the gas.

Farmland with grazing livestock caught her attention and relaxed her breathing. No matter what she learned, she’d have decisions to make. “Turn right onto Putnam Court.” Wait. That’s a dirt road. And there’s no sign. “What now? I can’t afford to be roaming around the countryside. I’m gonna be late.”

Liz returned to the main road, changed to another app, and eventually slid into a parking slot. She was indeed late … by half an hour. The receptionist was kind, but the consultation had to be rescheduled. Complaints about the various forms of technology filled the hour-long drive home until she took her exit off the highway.

“You know, Lord. You could have prevented that mess. Why was it necessary to let me get lost and miss that appointment?” The whisper wasn’t audible, but the message was clear. She bowed her head at the stop light as she quieted her heart.

A horn tooted and she turned left. “I hear you, Lord. GPS is a valuable tool, but I know they make mistakes and I’ve never been in that area before. Yes. I could have called the office ahead of time for directions, especially since I was so nervous.” Wicker furniture on the porch greeted her as she pulled into her driveway.

The floral cushions seemed to beckon her to relax a moment. Once she settled in, she inhaled the fragrance of the nearby lilacs. “Okay, God. I followed directions from a flawed piece of technology and I got lost. It’s a valuable reminder that You’re the only source of information and direction that is totally trustworthy.”

She spotted her feathered friend atop the willow tree and heard his familiar conk-la-ree. “Please embed that Truth deep in my mind and heart that as I walk through this situation I might trust You alone. Thank you.”

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 NIV

How has God reminded you of His love and faithfulness?
Your story would encourage our hearts.


Similar Posts


  1. Thy word is a lamp onto my and a light unto my path!!

    We should always allow God to lead!

    May GOD continue to bless your ministry Sandy.


    The last verse of “Great is Thy Faithfulness” has been my prayer lately. I also just love this version of this.

    “Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
    Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *