THIS morning was one of those mornings.

I got in my car to travel towards Bristol but met road closure after road closure, and traffic jam after traffic jam.

The journey took me twice as long as it should.

I arrived rather stressed.

Life is not always easy is it?

Traffic hold ups are nothing compared with some of the things that life can throw at us, such as, financial worries, redundancy, serious illness, or the loss of a loved one.

The Christian faith is often referred to in terms of a journey.

Our own faith journey is specific to us.

Whilst there may be similarities with others along the way, our spiritual journey is uniquely ours.

It is not without its own road closures or traffic jams.

Sometimes we put the brakes on moving forward ourselves, other times we hit one of life’s aforementioned problems that seem to completely throw us.

There are also lots of things that can distract us from God and spending time with him.

Life is so hectic and we have our own agendas.

So how is your spiritual journey?

Are you stuck at a crossroads wondering which way to turn?

Are you going round and round in circles making the same mistakes?

Have done a Jonah and are hurtling at 100 miles an hour in the opposite direction to which God has called you?

Or perhaps you haven’t even started out yet?

Life is never easy and nor is our faith journey but I know that I would rather live my life with God rather than without him.

Journeys require trust.

Trust in our car or bus to get us there with out breaking down.

They also require faith, faith in the sat nav to take us the right way without getting lost.

Where ever you are on your own journey of faith may you place your trust and faith in Jesus who says, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ (John 14:6).

Revd Jo Regan

Baptist Minister