I was on a short trip to Oklahoma during this past week to visit with a very good friend of mine, traveling back to Ohio yesterday. Flying does not make me nervous, as I have become a seasoned traveler. (If you haven’t heard about my first flight to Venezuela back in 2003, please ask. You will be amused.) When the plane is about to take off, I ALWAYS pray for God’s protection over the plane, pilots, crew, and passengers. I ask God to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the plane and that God will allow all parts of the plane to function the way they were designed to function. Yesterday, as we are on the runaway and just starting to take off, I was praying that prayer- that God will allow no problems with the plane. As I am praying this, I felt the plane accelerate for takeoff and then a few seconds later, the brakes were hit and the plane slowed down in the middle of the runway. The plane then taxied off the runway. The pilot came on and told us that as he was taking off, an engine warning light came on, causing him to abort take off. We returned to the gate and got off the plane. They then took the plane for maintenance and returned about 2 hours later, semi-confident that the plane would work.
I know that God was watching over me and had instantaneously answered my prayer. He allowed for the problem to be detected in His perfect timing.
God wants to be a part of our daily lives. We need to trust the everyday details of our life to Him, and He will take care of them in His perfect timing.