Dream Truck March 2020
Then I slept and dreamed a dream. I was trying to climb into a 18-wheeler truck from the passenger side. It was so very hard because I was short and the cab was tall. I pulled on parts of the door, the fabric at the bottom of the seat, the threshold and the hinges. Finally I pulled myself up but couldn’t even get up on the seat. I was just standing down in the foot well of the truck cab. I pulled the door closed with great effort. Though someone else was driving, I felt this sense of helplessness. The feeling was so strong that it felt as though the truck were driving itself over dangerous ground. I wanted so badly to get up and drive it, but I could not even turn myself to face front; I was so weak.
Then I was able to find the switch to lock the doors. I felt better but only for a moment. I realized locking the doors was not counting for much in this position of helplessness in which I found myself. And then the truck began to move. A lot! I reached up as high as I could, clutched at the bottom of the steering wheel, and turned it just enough to realize the truck was responding to my small touch. Immediately I was overwhelmed with terror because I had changed the course of the truck with absolutely no knowledge of where I was directing it. What could I see from way down in the foot well of the truck? I could be steering it off a cliff, into a river, or toward a wall.
The driver was humming a wonderful tune that was vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t recall it. That did give me some peace.
Then I awoke from my dream.
And this is what I knew in an instant. God had sent me a dream to remind me that He is driving the big trucks (the big challenges) in my life. There are times when my just touching the steering wheel of life a little can throw things out of balance and off the path that He intended. I was the passenger and as such needed to just let the trip develop on its own with the Big Driver on the seat behind the steering wheel. Even if I couldn’t see, He could. Even if I didn’t know where it was all headed. He did.