Who’s Driving?

light-933712_1920A guy was hitchhiking on a very dark night in the middle of a downpour so powerful he could hardly see a few feet ahead.

Suddenly, a car slowly came toward him and stopped.

Blinded by the rain and darkness, he jumped into the back seat, closed the door and then realized there was nobody behind the wheel! The car started moving slowly and then headed straight toward a curve. Scared to death, he started to pray, begging for his life.

Just before the curve, a hand suddenly appeared through the window and moved the wheel. The guy, paralyzed in terror, watched how the hand appeared every time the car approached a curve.

Summoning all his courage, the man jumped out of the car and ran to the nearest town. He stumbled into a restaurant and told everybody what had happened.

It got very quiet when they realized the guy was serious.

About half an hour later, two guys walked into the same restaurant. They were looking for a table when one said, “Look, John, that’s the guy who got in the car when we were pushing it.”

Can you look back and see where the hand of God has helped steer you in the right direction? Why not let him direct your life every day, starting with today? [reminder]

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Lighten-up-and-Live-smallThis post is adapted from Ken’s Devotional book Lighten up and Live! 90 Light-hearted Devotions to Brighten Your Day. A perfect way to start your morning. Get it here.


  1. I was very sick, last week. I had to be up to care for animals. As I finished, I “heard” “Go with (husband) to get ice cream, tonight.”
    I got into pjs, went to bed. My husband called an hour later to ask if I wanted to go have an ice cream cone with him.

    I was weak, shaky, too nauseated even for ice cream, but remembered… and said yes. I struggled to get dressed. I usually drive, but when he arrived, I told him I was too sick, and would he please drive. He decided to drive his backup car. As he started to drive, I could smell raw gas, he didn’t. I shouted for him to stop. Gas began a steady drip just in front of his rear tire. I was terrified it would burst into flames. We flat-bed towed the car to the shop, where the mechanic said if my husband had driven to work and used the brakes, the car would have burst into flames.

    If I hadn’t obeyed the quiet voice, most likely my husband would have jumped into the car for a night job, driven down a lonely, dark country road, used the brakes and been in a horror of trying to escape a fire-engulfed car.

    I’ve been crying to God in gratitude all week.

    We found a perfect used car for my husband. He is trading in both his older cars. I was very worried about the cost. My husband told me he had deposited an unexpected bonus check that very morning! The car will be completely paid for!

    God is so wonderful!!!

  2. Thank you, Ken. Your messages are so inspiring. God bless you for your ministry.

  3. A great story and a great analogy, Ken. Love it. Yes, often we don’t recognize when God is giving us a hand up because we want it written out or spoken audibly before we can believe. I find that God often directs my path through giving me peace of mind or a check in my spirit. Thanks for this reminder.

  4. Awwww. Meeeeennnnn!!!!!
    Ken, you just made my day.
    That was a good laugh and a great lesson too

  5. I teach a parents who are divorcing class and I often use your devotionals to help the class. I love that you use comedy to help people see the love of God.

  6. I have terminal cancer and I am raising my 2 grandsons. I have turned all this over to God and I know in my heart that he will steer this whole thing where it needs to go and believe me there have been some crazy curves.

Leave a Comment