Do We Really Want Adventures?

Do We Really Want Adventures?

A thought: we are always making adventures for ourselves (sports, hikes, whitewater rafting trips, rock climbing, etc) and in all of them we like to be in control to a great degree; the element of being a slightly out of control, the risk is what makes it exciting and an adventure.

However when adventures come unbidden into our lives–disguised as problems, illnesses, accidents, even tragedies–where events are fully out of our control, then we get upset. We don’t recognize or want a true adventure, one where we don’t have enough control, for it is too uncomfortable.

It is helpful to realize that such an adventure is a great opportunity to live out the purpose of our existence: trusting and praising God in faith. He has a plan and will carry us through as He promises in Psalm 23:

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures….Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me…You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.”

With a God like that, we have nothing to fear, no matter how difficult the adventure gets, even if it ends in death, for we know He will take us with Him.