Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spiritual Warfare on the Road

These past two days I've been on the road traveling from New Jersey to STL. The first day's drive to Cleveland was not bad at all... about 11 hours total.

Today, on the other hand, was a crazy day. There were a lot of unfortunate things that happened that Satan threw at me. First of all, I have these hard contacts that I sleep in that remold my cornea every night so that when I take them out in the morning, I have 20-20 vision. Last night, when I opened my lens case, my left eye's lens had broke in half. Consequently, I drove with a bit of a blurred vision today. Secondly, MY GPS BROKE! :O The suction kept slipping, so the GPS would fall on the dashboard, then the ground. Bad news bears. I am heavily directionally challenged. Finally, a metal strip on the side of my car door has been falling off, and today it bent to 90 degrees and other cars would honk at me. To ensure that it didn't poke other cars while driving, I had to rip it completely off my car.

Fortunately, God is good and totally watched over me. I remember my friend telling me "well, just take 480 East, 71 South and 70 West and that'll take you straight to St. Louis." Ha, I remember thinking, oh, it's okay, I have a GPS so I don't need to remember this. For some reason, I was able to recall those directions and actually get to St. Louis without the help of my GPS even after it revived. For those of you who have driven with me, you know this is quite the feat and can only be attributed to the grace of God.

Today's trip was budgeted to start at 7:30am and end at 9pm with all the meals and rest stops included. For some strange reason, I arrived in STL at 5pm!!! That's four hours ahead of schedule.... how does that even happen? Praise God!

If our God is for us
Then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us
Then what can stand against?


  1. WOW... :O :O i am so glad you got back safely, joy!! praise God :)

  2. haha you're a road warrior joy, and i'm glad God had your back :D. craaazy story!

  3. craziness! your "lost paths" turned out to be a shortcut! :D