God’s Service Department

God’s Service Department

“Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

The rumble of engines filled the air as I walked through the service department of the local Harley dealer with my husband while waiting for our motorcycle to be repaired. Some bikes were lined up waiting for service and others were being brought out after the jobs were completed. People were patiently waiting for their names to be called hoping to be able to get back on the road soon.

The tasks performed in the shop varied depending on service required. But no matter how simple, each one was performed by a professional. That’s why the owner brought it in.

God is our professional. He is the only One qualified to fix us when we are broken. Sometimes we may feel like we can handle the small things and we will only go to Him for the big stuff. But no matter what the problem is, He wants us to turn it over to Him the same way we would turn our bike over to a professional service department.

When a bike is taken in for work, we don’t follow it into the service bay and tell the mechanic how to fix it. We trust them to do the job. We can rest while they work. We don’t fret and worry about whether they know what they are doing. We are not pacing up and down the sidewalk saying, “I sure hope he knows what he is doing.” If we felt that way, we wouldn’t bring the bike in at all.

But that is how we treat God sometimes. We ask Him for something and then we fret and worry and try to solve the problem ourselves. No matter what circumstances you are facing, find a scripture and stand on it. Believe God keeps His promises. After that, it’s hands off. He is the mechanic of your soul. Let Him do the work. He wants us to do the resting.

Barbara Latta About Barbara Latta

Barbara Latta’s desire is to help others find intimacy with God through a deeper understanding of the power of the Word. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites and several anthologies. Her first book, God's Maps, Stories of Inspiration and Direction for Motorcycle Riders was released in March, 2018 and is available at Amazon. She serves as Chaplain for the Word Weavers Madison, Georgia chapter. Barbara posts on her blog.


  1. Laurie Driesen says:

    Wow, what a message for us Barbara! Sometimes we trust the things of this world more than we trust God. Thanks for the wonderful reminder!

  2. As a Milwaukee girl, love this reference! LOL

  3. Yes we do,Laura God uses these incidents to remind me I am not on my own. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Wow Milwaukee girl I bet you have seen the real factory where those bikes are made!

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