Thrill Therapy

There is something therapeutic about riding a Roller Coaster.

As a mom, I have so much responsibility. Three small children, managing a house, cooking 3 meals a day, being a wife, running a business – so much depends on keeping it all together. Some days I feel like the Elephant in “Horton Hears a ‘Who’” when he makes the sobering realization – “I’m the one holding the spec!”

Climbing into a roller coaster, getting strapped in place, rattling up to the top of the first hill I feel completely out of control – there’s nothing I can do – any moment the world is going to drop out from under me and I’m going to be screaming at the top of my lungs with fear.

Yet everything is actually fine. The safety bars and padding hold me from falling or experiencing any injury – even when I’m upside-down!

And suddenly I feel very free. I’m totally out of control, but I’m ok. Something bigger is holding everything together.

It feels really good.

Kind of like remembering that God is ultimately in control.

But then, a gentle carosel ride feels good, too.

Where are you? Carousel or Roller coaster? I’m definitely on the latter right now, holding on for dear life as God leads me into the realm of Upside-Down Blogging. I just have to keep remembering He built the track, and has His hand on the levers and switches. I’m trying to enjoy the ride!

4 responses to “Thrill Therapy”

  1. Kateri Avatar

    Life in general is a rollercoaster right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ But all is good because He is in control….

  2. Erin Avatar

    Roller coaster for sure! (Alaska here we come!!!) But despite the butterflies in my stomach, there is peace in knowing God is in control. He designed my roller coaster after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gretchen Avatar

    Love this post, friend. Such a fabulous illustration. Except? The image of myself as Horton-size. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. ~Jess Avatar

    Definitely the roller coaster lol and I don't think we'll be on a carousel for many decades to come ๐Ÿ˜›

    Great analogy!

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