Roller-coaster of Life


Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

I remember my very first roller coaster ride.  I told my mom with a lot of confidence that I could do it all by myself.  I didn’t need or want her to ride with me.  I got in the line, gave my ticket, sat with someone I didn’t know, my belt was checked to see if it was secure, the door closed and we began to lurch away.  What a ride!  I was ready to stop after the first high peak, and surely after the many dips.  So, I can say I have never been one to enjoy roller coasters. 
The uneasiness in my stomach and the nervousness felt when approaching each and every peak, that is not for me.  As I have grown and matured I have found there is only one roller coaster I don’t mind,  and that is life’s roller coaster.   You know I have had a different experience since I came to know and be in relationship with my heavenly Father.   I have come to know the manufacturer of life’s roller coaster and He designed something just for me.  
So, when I get on the ride Jesus Christ is right their taking my ticket and making sure my seat belt is fastened securely. When I approached the first peak of life as an adult, I looked to my right and Jesus was right there on the ride by my side making sure that I was safe and secure.  To my great joy He is always there with arms open as I sway and lean in and out on this roller coaster of life.  Each day I begin and end with him.  He takes my ticket in prayer and throughout the day as I whisper and sometimes shout His name, He is there.  At the end of our roller coaster He is right there. 
Now just imagine what it’s like when you are on life’s roller coaster without Jesus Christ?  It’s not as fun nor is it exciting.  If you want to really enjoy the ride/journey of life, get in line with Jesus, take the ticket and be guaranteed of the best and greatest ride on the roller coaster of life that only He can give you! 


Dear God,

I just want to give You all the praise and glory for being with me each and every day.  I know at times it’s  scary for me, but I am comforted to know that You are with me. I ask that You give me the strength, the courage, and wisdom to continue on this roller coaster of life.



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