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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. awesome parallel and totally in line with what god’s been speaking to my heart lately! thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. This is a wonderful post. Being a type “A” personality, I often think I can “help” by tweaking things my own way. A wonderful reminder of how it should be. Thank You.

  3. My husband and I did a Land Rover driving experience several years ago and oh my, do I know what you are talking about. The fear of wrecking their car was constantly on my mind!
    Just last night I was reminded of God’s provision. I felt like such a spoiled brat for the grumbling I had been doing just the night before over the exact problem. The problem was solved in a God-sized way with such a better outcome than I could have ever produced on my own. How He blessed me, even after my grumbling, was a reminder of His love. No matter what.

  4. Beautiful Robin, I just adore you and your wild-and-wonderful, off-roading, determined-to-find-more-of-Him faith. I’ve got a pretty good hunch your Heavenly Father does too. 🙂

  5. Too often we “trust” when we “know” the outcome. Blind trust is much harder to come by – yet 100% trust requires 100% obedience based on that trust. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great parallel! How easy it is for me to go the way that FEELS right….when God really needs me to go HIS way!
    Cool experience!

  7. ‘do not lean on your own understanding’…so very much needed to hear this scripture today…all glory to God…

  8. Love that parallel!! I would love to try that Experience out! Putting something like that into action and comparing it to the Word would be amazing!

  9. Just recently I faced a situation that the Lord repeatedly told me to leave. I refused and kept falling further and further into what seemed to be a completely harmless situation that only had minor problems. When I finally broke down and told the Lord that I knew He wanted me out, but I couldn’t do it on my own, He lifted me out with His knowing hands. So much heartbreak and loneliness followed. I can’t imagine how much of that would have been prevented if I had just listened the first time.
    He always knows the way, even when we think we know so much better. Thank you for letting God speak through you today, Robin!

  10. I loved this. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to *feel* like trusting before I simply obey (even though I know in my mind God is God and His ways are right). But every time I just OBEY, I suddenly realize how immensely trustworthy He’s been all along.
    I’m guessing that the more you just obeyed the instructions you were given, the more you realized you could trust his “instinctively wrong” ways.
    And I am reminded that His ways are not my ways. Oh my prayer is that I’ll be continually transformed by His Spirit, that my even my gut instinct responses will be His instincts and His ways!
    Thanks for this!

  11. the Lord reminded me of His perfect love for me so sweetly this past weekend, as I attended She Speaks from P31 ministries. I posted about it on my blog today…
    Loved your post! Blessings~M

  12. Right where I am today!!! But I’m choosing to trust God even when my head is saying “Panic! Figure this out! You’re being irresponsible to just keep trusting! Get control!” But the truth I KNOW is that even if I dared to try to get control, I wouldn’t be able to. What I’m in the middle of is SO BEYOND ME. But not beyond God and He keeps drawing me back to His love, His heart, His peace and telling me to keep trusting Him even when it feels reckless. It’s really the only safe place to be. Thanks for being another messenger of His today for me!

  13. So very true… I’m driving my own Land Rover over uncharted terrain right now since hubby lost his job on Monday. He’s feeling led to start his own consulting business. As I “drive” the car of our family life, spending, planning for the kids (all 4, 2 w/special needs), I’m really feeling disoriented. Like what I sense God telling me to do in order to help the kids through this time, or to take care of myself through the stress… none of it feels familiar or correct. But I have peace. That outweighs all my awkwardness and helps me pull on that steering wheel when it feels really wrong.
    Grateful for your beautiful analogy. Thanks for allowing the Lord to show you things like this and being faithful to put it to writing.