Enjoying Life by Trusting in God

Powerful lessons can come from the simplest things. Pastor Seth Dahl finds a beautiful metaphor for faith in the Lord while teaching his son to ride a bike.

Enjoying Life by Trusting in God

Powerful lessons can come from the simplest things. Pastor Seth Dahl finds a beautiful metaphor for faith in the Lord while teaching his son to ride a bike.


Do you remember the first time you learnt to ride a bike? The whole experience was probably exhilarating and a little scary, especially when the stabilizers came off! No doubt you wore a cool helmet and knee pads and, depending on your style preferences you might’ve even had those tassels on the end of your handle bars.

The experience was no different for Buzz, the son of children’s pastor, Seth Dahl, who wants to be just like his motorcycle-loving daddy. Buzz loved to ride his bike in the street outside their home and loved doing it with his dad.

However, Seth observed that Buzz was only comfortable with his daddy right next to him, “Whenever my son and I would go out and ride bikes on the road, he always wanted to hold my hand,” explains Seth in this video. Seth is a husband and father of three with a unique gift for finding profound insights in his everyday life, particularly when he’s hanging out with his kiddos.

“At first I couldn’t figure out why until I noticed he was constantly checking for cars,” Seth mulled. Then, one day the penny dropped, “I finally realized he’s afraid of being on the road without being able to feel me.”

As Seth realized this, his wheels started turning—pun intended. He got to thinking about how we so easily let our fears rob us of the joy we’re meant to have in life. “A lot of times we don’t enjoy life, we don’t enjoy our journey, simply because we’re so focused on the things that could go wrong.”

Seth encouraged Buzz to enjoy the ride and trust his daddy. In the same way, he encourages us to trust God, our Heavenly Father, to provide for and protect us on this journey of life.

Want to be encouraged? Watch this inspiring video—and let go of fear and enjoy the ride we call life.


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