Friday, August 1, 2008

rejoicing anyway

Proverbs 16:9
A person may plan his own journey, but the LORD directs his steps.

I am experiencing this verse this morning. After watering my plants and grass I got into my van to go run some errands. NOTHING happened, not a sound, not a light, not even the little anti-theft light that blinks all the time was on. Guess I'm not going anywhere, huh?

I started to get annoyed, but it has turned into a praise and worship session. I realized how God has always blessed me. I have never had car trouble anywhere but at home. I have never had a flat tire except in my garage or driveway. The only time we got stranded was our own fault, we ran out of gas. I'm afraid I didn't handle that one very well. (Donald, notice how I said "we" and not you. :o)

After talking to Donald and checking with insurance for towing and a repair place for prices for a new battery I'm halfway there. Our insurance will pay up to $40 for towing charges. The towing company I called charges $40 to take my van maybe three blocks. The service guy knows us cause they work on our cars. When I called to see if they could put the battery on if I had it towed he remembered I only live a few blocks over. He's going to get a price on the battery and see if he can get someone to just bring it over and put it on! Isn't God good? Whether or not it works out I'm rejoicing, because I see God in this. He cares about ME; He will go the extra mile because He loves me. He loves to make me happy because I'm His! I can depend on Him to meet my needs. Hallelujah!

My plans didn't work out the way I wanted, but God is taking care of it. The reason doesn't matter; even it's just for me to praise Him in it, it's enough. It's a wonderful day!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GOD IS SOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear you handled it well. I did not do so good yesterday but today is a new day with God's mercy and forgiveness.
CR partner