As I as driving last week, I had to go on a road that was unimaginably bumpy. I do not think that they had fixed the road in a long time. I was jostled and jolted by the bumpiness of the road. As I drove, I was thankful that we had good shock absorbers on the car. There were a few times that if I had been taller, I would have bumped my noggin. Friends, sometimes, through no fault of our own, we hit rough spots in our life; it’s bound to happen. No one is immune to the troubles of this world. What we need is a shock absorber; like the ones on the car to smooth out the ride, or a screen door to keep it from slamming. Praise God we have a shock absorber for the potholes of life. It is God! He holds those who put their trust in him in the palm of his hand. What a comfort that because of him we can make it through the tough times and come out on the other side of what seemed like a crater unscathed. We can look back and realize that we survived because God had us in the very palm of his hand. That is awesome. If you have not put your trust in Jesus, you really need to do that. If you have already done that; then trust the shock absorber to smooth out the ride and make it a little less bumpy.