A God View
The Roller Coaster
But is that really true? Aren't we children? Children of God? Aren't we pushing and pulling at the lap bar? (maybe you should watch that video now)
I would love to say that I'm the perfect Daughter. That I follow God in all things as an obedient child and never test Him or His ways. If I said those things, I'd be lying. I do test the limits of His rules, His patience, and His love, making sure He's trustworthy, much like my own teenager did.
I struggle against this fleshly body. I fight my human emotions and desires. I push and pull at that bar as hard as I can. I fight His restrictions and His boundaries, thinking that I know best. Oh, I get angry and lash out, and when I struggle to extricate myself from His grasp, I teeter on the edge of crashing to the ground. In those moments of rebellion, He never fails. The bar holds.
God is faithful. He forgives me and loves me, not as a Friend or Best Buddy, but as a Father. He draws me close and continually reminds me of the Friend and Savior I have in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Remember, when you are pushing and pulling, struggling against the roller coaster of life, you can trust the bar. He never fails.