Is God Your Co-Pilot? DAVID CERULLO: I’m excited to begin a new series with you on trusting God and growing in our faith in Him. Throughout this series, I’m gonna be using this Curtiss C-46 Commando to help me illustrate God’s faithfulness, and His desire to guide you in every situation.
00:00:28 Let me begin with a simple question: have you ever struggled with trusting God to be in control of your life? I know I have. While sitting in traffic one day, I saw a bumper sticker. It said, “God is my co-pilot.” I thought for a moment, “That’s nice; it’s a catchy phrase.” But it’s not supposed to be the truth of the life that God wants to have for you. He doesn’t want to be your co-pilot, He wants to be the pilot! So if you’re making Him second-in-command while you’re piloting the plane, then you need to change seats! You see, the pilot is the one responsible for flying the plane. He’s the one who makes sure all the necessary checks have been made to guarantee a safe flight.
00:01:08 Without a knowledgeable pilot at the controls, things can get awfully bumpy for those aboard. They can actually get dangerous if the plane experiences turbulent weather, or mechanical issues. Having God as your pilot means you can walk in full faith and confidence through your life’s journey. You can trust Him to guide you; to guide your steps; to help you live your life more abundantly.
00:01:31 Jesus says in Matthew 16:24, in the Message Bible, “Anyone who intends to come with Me has to let Me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat, I am.” If you’re going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit it’s hard to trust God sometimes. It’s hard to believe He’s really working all things together for your good, but that’s what Romans 8:28 tells us. How can God be working all things together for your good when you feel like you’ve just lost yourself; you’ve lost your job; you’ve had a bad report from your doctor or, after years of being married, you find your marriage on the rocks?
00:02:08 How do you trust God to pilot your plane in those circumstances? How do you trust God in the storms of life? How many times have you cried out to God and said, “I would have thought by now You would have reached down and changed the circumstances of what I’m going through.”
00:02:26 Friend, I can tell you from personal experience, even in the storm, even when the thunder is rolling, even when the rain is pouring and your circumstances seem hopeless, He is with you. He loves you. I know it’s hard to lift your hands and praise Him in the storm, but I promise you every tear you’ve cried He holds in His hand. He never leaves your side. You may feel like your heart is torn; that there’s no hope; I’ve felt that way many times. I’ve had to learn to trust Him; to let Him pilot my plane. And to praise Him in the middle of the storm.
00:03:02 Praising God in advance of seeing the answer to your prayers is a key to experiencing the victory you need. So when you feel like your strength is almost gone, when you wonder how you can carry on, I promise you, He is with you. Your help and mine comes from the Lord.
00:03:20 King David said in Psalm 57:2: “I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me. He will send from Heaven and save me.” I encourage you today, let Him pilot your plane. Don’t hesitate to trust Him. Give Him control of your life.
00:03:40 In Jeremiah 29:19, the Lord says, “I know the plans I have for you; plans for good and not for evil. Plans to give you a future and hope.” I’m looking forward to sharing more with you in the days ahead. I hope you’ll join me each day as we take a deeper look at trusting God and believing for His best. No matter what your circumstances say, I can promise you a newfound confidence and hope in God if you’ll but trust Him and seek His face in every situation of your life. God bless you.
Have you ever struggled with trusting God to be in control of your life? Using a vintage Curtiss C-46 Commando airplane to help illustrate the principles of God’s faithfulness, David Cerullo, describes God’s desire to guide us in every situation.
In this 10-day series, David explains that God doesn’t want to just be our co-pilot…as the famous bumper sticker says. He wants to be the Pilot of your life! God wants to help you fly straight through life’s storms. He has given you instruments to help you fly smooth and level – His Voice and His Word, which guide you to the right decisions. This video series will help you to understand how to rely on God in all seasons and situations, smooth or rough, as you pursue the hopes and dreams He’s placed in your heart.