The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged (Deuteronomy 31:8 TNIV).

I like the circulating story about rain in the Wal-Mart parking lot. If you recall a crowd has gathered at the exit doors waiting for the downpour to end and a little red-haired girl is trying to convince her mother that they need to run in the rain.

Finally the mom says, "No, we'll get soaked if we do."

"No, we won't, Mom, remember what you said this morning?" the young girl said as she tugged at her mom's arm.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, He can get us through anything!'"

Some will hurry on past moments like this and miss the faith-point. But this mom didn't.

"Honey, you are absolutely right, let's run through the rain. If God let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing."

Maybe we all need a little washing!

Rather than trying to control your life, why not step off into adventure with the Lord and see where he leads you!