Searching, Worrying, and Milkshakes

Today we searched for a new truck for my husband. He works so hard to provide for our family and he deserves a new vehicle. Also, his current truck is on its deathbed. It has been a good truck, nearly 300,000 miles good, but it is time to move on.

We went to so many dealerships and visited what felt like a thousand lots. We also did this with 3 of the kids in tow. They bickered a bit and fought over phone chargers, but overall the kids were champs.

We searched hard, compared prices, and weighed out options. We were determined and driven to find the perfect vehicle. Somewhere along the ride, milkshakes started to sound good. Sure, a drive-thru would have been easier and more efficient, but my husband insisted we stop at a little diner.

We enjoyed some laughs and milkshakes and welcomed the break from both the car and the mission. As I watched my family suck down their shakes, I wondered if I sought God this intently.

Would I weave through endless roads and lots to find Him? Would I read up and learn the best way to hear Him? Would I go from place to place in a car full of bored children to find the perfect place to be with Him?

While the truck is necessary, it is also a worldly thing. The problem is as temporary as the vehicle’s lifetime, but I was willing to go to lots in three different counties to find it. We were searching for security and reliability. What we found today was each other in a small diner in a town we hardly knew.

I know God is always there. I know He is with us in every moment, but how many moments had I given Him today? How much effort and searching had I dedicated to God? Had my worry blinded my worship?

Mama, I know you’re weary. I know you’re tired. I know you’re worried and your intentions are good. I know you want what is best for your family, but let’s be intentional and hungry for God. Let’s trust Him with it all. He will provide as only He can. Let’s enjoy the milkshakes.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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