May 15, 2009

Blessings on a bad 'carma' day

I feel more settled now after a major breakdown yesterday. Just work things that are plaguing my mind lately. I spent the afternoon and evening crying off and on yesterday but today I feel perfectly at peace about it. Whenever I think about it, I am honestly sure God is going to lead. If I'm to stay home or go back to some kind of job, He will help me know what to do and have a plan in it. So what is there to worry about? Of course who knows how tomorrow will be, but for today it's peace.

And a good day is not to be underestimated. It is a blessing.

This afternoon Hannah had major car issues on her way back from northern California, where she was checking out a Bible college. Something fell out of a truck in front of her on the interstate and she ran over it. Then she had to limp to Needles, CA to have someone assess the damage. So far the word is that it is just the oil pan that got damaged. The first place she stopped in Needles was trying to tell her it was the transmission! But she took it to another place and they looked and said oil pan. But they didn't have one in stock and could not order it until Monday.

Hannah leaves on a flight to Alaska (to work there for the summer) on Wednesday. (I know...this is a nail biter isn't it?) While Charles was busy trying to configure a plan to get someone to help him drive to Needles and bring Hannah's car back late in the week, I was getting that sinking feeling. We prayed, we ate dinner. Then the phone rang.

As it turned out, the girl who is traveling with her called her dad and it worked out that the girl's brother in law (married to Hannah's best friend) will come pick them up in Needles and bring some thingie that will tow the car back to Arizona, where we can get it looked at by people we know and trust. I love James! An angel with a car tow thingie!

So it's been a crazy 2 days and I am ready to hide away in my bed for a month.

The great thing is, God's given me peace now about the work least for today and I am into that. The daily emergencies and life issues we all face threaten to steal our peace, to sink us down into despair. But God gives us simple instructions about this.....

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 comment:

mmichele said...

You have had a hard, hard winter and I don't think the spring got any easier.

LOTS of love to you.