Taxi Cab Wisdom

One day I hopped in a taxi to discover that my cab driver was from Kosovo. We talked about the history of turmoil in that region and I said, “Isn’t it sad that there is so much difficulty and suffering in the world?” The cabbie gently rebuked me with these words. “If there weren’t any times of difficulty or suffering how would I know or appreciate when the good times come.” These were words of wisdom from a cabbie; I gave him a good tip!!

Not only can we find good, we can find God in the midst of hardship. Psalm 107 contains the songs of the children of Israel - lessons they learned through adversity. They could see that:

  • God redeems His people (107:1-3)
  • God provides for His people (v. 4-9)
  • God delivers His people (v. 10-16)
  • God heals His people (v. 17-22)
  • God gave peace to His people (v. 23-32)
  • God's favor rested on His people (v. 33-43)                                                                                        

The challenges and pain of our troubles must never be minimized. However, when God allows difficulty in my life, I must not waste the opportunity to see Him. Many of us are in a difficult place. Let's look for God together this week.


Sharing the journey with you, Bob Snyder