Jesus Take the Wheel

Jesus Take the wheel.

A friend of mine told me long time ago about the song Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood, I have to date never listened to this song, however the title of the song keeps popping into my mind the whole day. So while I type I am busy downloading the song so that I can listen to it.  It is strange really how a song that I have never heard is constantly on my mind today, but I know that it is God speaking to me and this time I am not going to doubt that this is from him. Right now as I sit here and type this I know God is telling me to let him take over the driver’s seat, and I am ashamed to say this but it is something that I have realised, while I say I have surrendered my life to the Lord there are still certain aspects to it that I have not relinquished the control to God.


While this whole time I have thought that I have completely surrendered my life to God, I have come to realise that I have in fact not done so. This thought brings tears to my eyes. That I still despite my efforts not completely trusted the one who created me and the one that knows best.


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


Honestly it’s not easy when your all you have done is put your trust people and then being let down, so now having to put your trust in something that you cannot see is easier said than done. While I know that God exists he has proved that to me OVER and OVER in the past months in fact in the past week he has confirmed that so many times, sometimes his presence was so obvious that I got shivers down my spine. Why then is it so hard to surrender ALL my life to him. Why it is SO to give up the control when giving up that control is what is best for my life.


So this is no ordinary post today, this is me admitting my weakness and asking for your prayers. I want God to have FULL control not partial control. ONLY then will my life be what it is meant to be.


“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” Psalm 2:12


So Jesus please take this wheel from me that I’m holding onto so tightly, give me the Strength to LET IT GO!!!!


Here is the chorus to the song, which I still have not listened to. But the lyrics alone are powerful.


Jesus take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go

So give me one more chance

Save me from this road I’m on


“I will love You, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;

My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies?” Psalm 18:1-3


Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood.


She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati

On a snow white Christmas Eve

Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat

Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline

It’d been a long hard year

She had a lot on her mind and she didn’t pay attention

she was going way too fast

Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass

She saw both their lives flash before her eyes

She didn’t even have time to cry

She was sooo scared

She threw her hands up in the air


Jesus take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go

So give me one more chance

Save me from this road I’m on

Jesus take the wheel


It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder

And the car came to a stop

She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock

And for the first time in a long time

She bowed her head to pray

She said I’m sorry for the way

I’ve been living my life

I know I’ve got to change

So from now on tonight


Jesus take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go

So give me one more chance

Save me from this road I’m on


Ooh, Jesus take the wheel

Ooh, I’m letting go

So give me one more chance

Save me from this road I’m on

From this road I’m on

Jesus take the wheel

Ooh, take it, take it from me

Ooh ooh wah ah ooh ooh ooh


15 thoughts on “Jesus Take the Wheel”

  1. Hi Bernadette,

    Your dilemma is one that I am sure most Christians struggle with. I know I do! We know that letting go and letting God is the best thing we could do for ourselves, but ego keeps getting in the way and every time we release our grip a little old self gets in the way and sends out feelings of insecurity so we will grab hold again.

    I know that the ego can be subdued, but I am not sure it can be truly conquered as long as we are in these fleshly bodies.

    But I am with you! Me in control has only one possible outcome. That’s why I want Jesus in the driver’s seat!

    God bless, and I ill pray for you.

    1. Thank you very much John, your prayers and comments are appreciated. I was telling a friend yesterday and he said the same thing you did, that until the day we die we will struggle with this but thaas we discover something we must let it go and Let God.

  2. I just listened to Jesus Take The Wheel for the first time on YouTube. What a great song! A little sad too, since it the story of my life with Christ. There are times when Jesus is in control, but then I will begin to drift until I find myself going too fast and on that patch of ice again.

    I don’t want to do that any more!

    Jesus, one last time, take the wheel!

  3. Very good post my friend. I share in your struggle as well. God knows we are human and I think the important thing to focus on is that we are aware of our struggle for complete trust and surrender, that we confess to Him when we realize we didn’t let Him “take the wheel” and do our best to correct it. I usually feel the Holy Spirit remind me immediately when I start to worry when I should be relying on God to get me through. When He does this I reply “please Help me”. Equally important is to not let shame overcome you. That’s right where the devil wants you to be. God will convict our hearts if we are not inline with His will but He doesn’t want us to carry guilt and shame. That’s what Jesus already did for us on the cross. You are always in my prayers my friend and have a blessed and Spirit-filled day today! 🙂

  4. Hello my friend… this has been one of my favorite songs ever since it came out. My daughter and I used to sing it together quite a bit 🙂 Also, I think you’ll really enjoy “Battlefield of the Mind” which happens to be a favorite read as well.

    You know, I think the desire to control things (especially that which we cannot understand or do not know, out of fear) is just a natural instinct for us. Maybe God designed us with it, so we would have to CHOOSE to give it up and hand over the wheel. I think it’s about His greatest gift to us – our freewill.

    Be well and blessed sister!

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