Sunday, January 3, 2010

Trusting God

It's been so long since I've blogged I don't know if I remember how. Well, I'll give it a try. God is really putting our faith to the test. I hope I learn the lessons He is wanting me to learn through the difficulties we have been through recently. Shortly after we returned from California I was driving home from work one morning and I guess I wasn't paying total attention and ran into the back of someone at a relatively high rate of speed. Thankfully I was ok and not hurt at all. Also, I was driving my older car but I only carry liability insurance on it so the damage is not covered and we cannot begin to cover the cost of fixing it. 1 vehicle down, 2 left. A few weeks later our Accord starting making noises so I started driving the Pilot to and from work until we had the money to get the Accord fixed. 2 vehicles down, 1 left. Well, on December 30 while on the way home from prayer meeting at church we were entering an intersection with a green light and a minivan turned right in front of us and we hit them head on. Thankfully God protected all of us and kept us from any serious injuries. We had to go to the ER so Karissa could be checked out and so they could check my shoulder which was in a lot of pain. Karissa was fine other than being scared to death and my shoulder x-rays were negative and it hasn't felt too bad since. 3 vehicles down, 0 left. So now I had no choice but to check out the Accord and get it fixed whether we had the money or not. It ended up needing to have the brake pads changed and my dad and I took care of it and it's been running smooth since. I am so thankful for a dad who can and is willing to help with car maintenance because it saves so much money. So God is really asking us to trust Him completely and rely on Him to meet all of our needs. I hope I am able to pass the test because I know I rely on myself to meet our needs most of the time and worry about stuff when I can't provide and I need to start trusting God totally to take care of us and meet our needs. I would appreciate your prayers in this area.

So we are praying that 2010 is uneventful for awhile but if it isn't, then we are trusting God to keep us safe and shelter us in the palm of His hand but we know whatever happens it is for His glory. Lord, help me to always remember that.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I know just how you feel. Going through difficult times really bites, and it's easy to question why it is happening. However, at the end of difficult situations, I always look back and realize how amazing God was through it all. If it weren't for difficult times, we wouldn't get to seem Him at work in our lives. Plus, for stubborn people like me, it seems like God has to first prove to me that I am helpless and it is beyond my ability to fix a situation, for me to trust Him and see what He can do. I don't remember the verse, but I love the one that says "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness". Plus, Matthew 6 has a lot of great verses about not worrying (do you know it only says not to kill once in the Bible whereas it says not to worry many, many times?). Of course, it's often easier said than done...

I'll be praying for you guys! I'm glad to hear no one was hurt in the accident. How is the Pilot? Is the other driver's insurance covering the repairs?