I Know Whom I Have Believed...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keep Driving…

It has been a while since I have shared a story from my dad, so I will remedy that right now with this one he sent me a few months ago...

storm

Keep Driving

One day a young lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm. The young lady asked her father what should she do; he answered Keep driving.”

Cars began to pull over to the side; the storm was getting worse. “What should I do?” the young lady asked. “Keep driving” her father replied.

Up ahead, she noticed eighteen-wheelers were pulling over as well. She told her dad, “I must pull over! I can barely see ahead! It is terrible out here; and everyone is pulling over!”

Her father told her not to give up, just keep driving.

Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little clearer. After a couple of miles she was on dry land and the sun was out.

Her father said, “Now, pull over and get out.” She asked "But why now?"

He said "Get out, and look back, at all the people who gave up and are still in the storm. You never gave up and now your storm is over.”

This is a testimony for anyone who is going through something. Just because everyone else, even the ones that appear to be the largest and strongest, give up, YOU don't have to, because if you keep going, on up ahead your storm will soon be over, and the sun will shine upon your face again.

author: unknown

storm sun




31 thoughts:

Vinu said...

Yes , there is a reward if we won't give up .

Denise said...

Amen, I love this sis, and I love you.

Lynda Young said...

What a fabulous analogy. This is why God calls for perseverance. The storms will pass.

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing this today Karen. Hope you have a blessed day.

Jan said...

Dear Karen, a wonderful parable and analogy, from your Dad.
Have to wonder if he would really expect you to keep driving in such a terrible storm. I've seen cars that have planed off the road and heard about head on crashes in heavy rain and storms.
However we do have to persevere and not give up, no matter how bleak it seems, we can find comfort that God is in control.
Richest blessings, Jan

JBR said...

Powerful message Karen, to never give up. Thank you for the encouragement reminder. Blessings.

Sandy said...

Wonderfully true, Karen!!
Thank you so much for sharing
this story! It was so encouraging
and comforting. Keep on keeping
on!
Bless you,
Sandy

Lloyd said...

What an inspirational message. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings. Lloyd

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Karen, that was a wonderful story. Your dad has a lot of wisdom and is a great story teller. Our Heavenly Father will always see his children through the storms of life.

God bless you, Ron

NanaNor's said...

Good morning Karen, Love this story-so very true!!! I pray you are doing well and not in the storm but walking in His Sonshine today.
Hugs, Noreen

sonya said...

What a great reminder Karen! Thanks for sharing!! Have a blessed day!!

Sonya

Faith Imagined said...

Very encouraging story! I am not giving up!!!

Mike and Michele said...

Oh Karen this was awesome!!! A great reminder!!!

Also you won my may drawling!!!!!

Congrats!!

Hugs Michele

Redeemed By His Love said...

That was a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful thought for me in this season of craziness...

Keep driving. I'll soon be out of it.

I'm even tooting the horn as I go!

peace~elaine

luvmy4sons said...

Love it! Great pictures to go with it. Thanks for the exhortation and encouragement today. I needed it!

Cherie Hill said...

I LOVED this Karen...I hadn't heard this story before...it was exactly what I needed to hear at this time! God bless you sister!
With joy!
Cherie

Tracy said...

What a great lesson and one that speaks straight to my heart tonight. I'm in the thick of a difficult storm right now and this has definitely been great encouragement for me.

Sweet blessings,
Tracy

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Driving through the storm.... Beautiful, my friend.

Beth said...

This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear today! Thank you! :)

Traci Michele said...

Beautiful Karen! Thank you!

LisaShaw said...

Do you hear me shouting Hallelujah to this awesome sharing of your Dad's?!?!!!

I had to break out in a praise right here: "He said "Get out, and look back, at all the people who gave up and are still in the storm. You never gave up and now your storm is over.” "

Hallelujah!!!

Thanks for the blessings! Love you.

LisaShaw said...

...had to share it on my FB. Love you!

Lizzy said...

I love that!!

Michelle said...

What a great story!

One Heart said...

Karen, this is awesome. I am amazed at how God connects our hearts so much. I was driving through a horrible thunderstorm two days ago while taking my daughter to a home school activity, and as the cars in front of us were all slowing down, the dark clouds surrounding us, lightning all around us and rain pouring down, I just kept thinking, "Keep driving and you'll get ahead of it." I was tense and afraid because I detest lightning but everything in me said keep going. God is good.

Thanks for sharing.

Clueless said...

What gorgeous and moving pictures. The words are quite encouraging.

Blessings,
CC

Deborah Ann said...

Beautiful and powerful! Thank you Karen, this one will stick with me...

Stuff could always be worse said...

This is a good lesson for me, feels like a storm to me
kim

wisdomvirtueandrubies said...

What a fabulous story and very timely for me, I must say. I found your blog through The Watered Soul. Feel free to stop by and visit "my place" one day. Have a blessed week!

Monica

HOPE said...

Loved this illustration!! thank you for sharing this...

How oft I've seen these storms traveling and my husband just kept on driving..and yes, I recall thinking the same..WHEW ..we are OUT of that storm!

God bless
HOPE

Post a Comment

I appreciate all who take the time to visit my blog and would love for you to share your thoughts.