Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it

When it Rains it Pours

Last Friday, the motor on my windshield wipers broke, in the middle of a torrential rainstorm.  The part had to be special ordered.

Then my husband’s car started acting oddly.  Today we literally picked up my car up from the car repair place and dropped off my husband’s.

Sunday, we got a new mower, because the old lawn mower broke.  (And it has rained every day since, so if you see my grass a bit too long, you now know why!)

Yesterday, an earring from my daughter’s newly pierced ears fell out.  (So if you see her with one earring for the next 6 weeks, that’s why).

Today a big hospital bill arrived from an ER visit my husband made last month.

My baby girl has a fever of 102.5.

Just got some bad news from someone close to me.

* * *

Despite it all, I am amazingly peaceful.  I am content.  I am calm.

I was not always this way.  And I sometimes I still fail these tests.

But this time I choose to trust in the Lord.  Cover it all in prayer.  Making sure that no matter what craziness is going on around me, that I get in time with the Lord.

For I know that I know, that God will find a way, He will get me through.  He holds me right hand.

Not even going to sweat it.  These are first world problems anyways.

“Seek peace and pursue it” Psalm 34:14b.

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The Lord led me to read today Psalm 91.  It is a Psalm that is very special to me, as it brings back fond memories of night prayers in college, where we would sing this song.

91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
    who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
    my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence;
he will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand;
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,[a]
    the Most High your habitation,
10 no evil shall befall you,
    no scourge come near your tent.

11 For he will give his angels charge of you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder,
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

14 Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
    and show him my salvation.

 

 

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