A Monday Meltdown
It all started last week; my wife, who has many medical problems, was diagnosed with pneumonia in her right lung. She has been in rough shape.
This morning I went to start my truck in the freezing temperatures. It started right up, but as I drove the temperature gauge started climbing. I turned around and went home.
My wife was getting ready for her ride to kidney dialysis and I helped her get bundled up.
I was going to wait until daylight and go check what was wrong with my truck.
As we waited and waited for her ride, we realized they were not coming. We figured it was the snow and ice. I grabbed the keys to my daughter's car (which needs brakes) and loaded my wife up. I looked at the truck real quick and noticed I needed antifreeze. As I was getting out of the truck, I broke the door handle. There's another expense.
I took my wife to dialysis and went to the auto parts store. Thirty dollars later I had antifreeze and a door handle for my Ford F-150. The passenger door handle doesn't work because the cable is broke and I just cannot afford to fix it yet.
I first started the truck and added the antifreeze. It did well and I didn't see any leaks. Thank God!
I then took my door panel off and put the new door handle on. I put the panel on and decided to take a short drive. All seemed great and when I arrived home I grabbed the door handle and WAM, the cable breaks.
I screamed in agony
What do I do now??
I am pulling my hair out!
Tears roll out of my eyes and I hear that small voice.
Read My Word.
A little louder:
Read My Word.
The very first thing I did upon coming into the house was grab the Bible that lay on my desk.
I prayed; first for forgiveness and mercy. I prayed for God's help in this time of chaos for me. I prayed for Words of strength and encouragement. I then opened God's Word and this is what I was led to:
1God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
I think about all the people who don't have a vehicle to drive; who don't have food to eat; who have no home to live in. I am thankful.
My problems aren't solved yet, but they could be worse.
I thank God and my Lord Jesus Christ for all the blessings I have been given.
Sometimes we are rushed and don't take the time to read the Bible. I can be the worst.
God relieved the Monday Meltdown I was having just by a few Words. Why would I skip having this daily?
I challenge you to read the Word daily. It will fortify you against daily chaotic events.
God put it into my heart that before I go to tackle the truck problems I am having, to write this hub.
Surrendering it all to God gives me a peace of mind that I will get through this as long as I stay "hooked" into Him.
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