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Thought of the Day

I can’t remember if I mentioned on here before or not, but about a month and a half ago our only car was backed into in the parking lot of a Braum’s (ice cream store) by a big, old Ford truck. The car is still drive-able, but now the back left fender is dented in and missing some paint and the tail light isn’t working.

The insurance adjuster just dropped by to do an estimate so that we can get it repaired. Looking at that estimate is unbelievable. $1,125.72 in damage to the car (and that’s if they can just pull the dent out of the fender instead of replacing the whole thing)! One small hit did that much damage and it impacts everything for us. We have to take it to the shop, hand over the estimate and our keys, get a rental car, and squeeze all that in somewhere.

I think it’s the same with other situations too. One thing happens – you lose a job, your child gets sick, you can’t go to school because of lack of funds (I’m speaking to myself with that one) – and everything else is affected. It’s how you praise God before, during, and after these times that matters. Think of Job. Or how about James who says:

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into this town or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. You ought to say instead, “If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that.” (Ja 4:13-15, italics added)

We like to think we know where we’re going and what we’re going to do. We like to think that our plans are unbreakable. They’re not. Still, to God be the glory!



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