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A Monday Meltdown

Updated on September 30, 2011

Murphy's Law

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.

My Reaction

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:

Psalm 67

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.

How Often Do You?

I Read The Bible

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© G.L. Boudonck


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    • princess-sisi profile image

      Hilda 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks froggy! hope all is well,I will as keep[ you in my thoughts and prayers.

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      Greg Boudonck 8 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you to each of you, my good friends.

      I praise God daily for bringing each and every one of you into my life.

      God bless you all!

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      amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

      Froggy, it is always a blessing to read your hubs. I had a meltdown of my own yesterday, and wondered why it takes me so long to figure out what is missing from my daily life. I know staying in the Word is essential to my sanity - yet still I forget! Thank you for the reminder, my friend! I hope things get a little easier in your world. :)

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      skye2day 8 years ago

      Tidings special froggy 123 My oh my you have been busy. God has his work for you does he not? I cried while reading this hub. You know why? Because I can relate. The GOOD News is feelings are temporary. Situations can make or break us into the word of God or the Bottle, drugs, evil whatever. The enemy had to flee, he can not have you. He may try but he can take a flying hike to down under. He is doomeded he knows it. We are Blessed we know it. I love ya froggy 123. I am so happy for the Blssing that arrived in your household at Christmas. She is a Blessed Baby to have you. Your wife is a Blessed woman. I pray for her total recovery. I pray for a wonderful beautifu Blessed, prosperous twenty ten for you. Believe to recieve my friend. Check my hubs I have 2 new ones when you are not to busy fixing cars, spending money, changing diapers, living life, or pouring antifreeze or reading the Word. You Rock. Hugs, In Joy+ + +

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      Hilda 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Just stopping by, Happy New Years, I enjoyed this hub!

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      Andrew Grosjean 8 years ago from Detroit

      When we are going through it, we feel so alone. It is so reassuring to know that God is beside us and in the hard times, He even carries us.

      I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Sigh.. Some days it feels we're walking thru the fire (emphasis on 'thru'). Scream if you must - God gave you the vocal cords! But you have the remedy right there, good job! Oh, maybe put your paypal account on here and we can take up a collection for your autoparts?! LOL!! You won't and I wouldn't either!