A couple of months ago, as a friend and I headed to a belated birthday celebration, my car decided to act up. The traffic light turned green, but the car wouldn’t go. Thankfully, God allowed it to get back to my place (which we weren’t far away from).
We got out of my car and walked the couple minute walk to my friends car. That evening, I tried to focus on the present and enjoy the belated celebration, but slowly my mind would drift back to my car. I really didn’t want to stress out about it, but of course I did.
I don’t know about you, but I do this to myself. I am the one that chooses stress over rest.
We each get to choose stress or no stress. It’s hard to choose no stress when something not that great is happening in our lives.
I had my car towed away to the dealership, since I wasn’t sure if it would make it there on it’s own.
Thankfully, since my coworker knew the guy that was towing my car, he got the price down to free. A huge blessing amidst a potentially stressful time.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
The car sat at the dealership for almost two months waiting on a part that was on backorder.
But, God. I love that phrase.
I had no idea how long it was going to take, but God knew.
Throughout this waiting process, when I would start to dwell on the situation, I would hear God whisper “keep trusting Me”.
I would keep repeating Isaiah 26:3 to myself, knowing if I kept my mind on Jesus, I would be at peace.
Finally, yesterday morning, the dealership let me know my car was ready. Even though, I was fully prepared and expecting it to not be ready for a few more months.
As soon as they let me know my car was ready, I asked the main question that had been on my mind for a while.
“How much is it going to cost?”
Nothing. The dealership covered everything.
What a HUGE blessing! God is so good!
As I sit here still in awe of all that God has done, I can’t help but think of God’s goodness.
For most of the two months, God helped me keep my mind on Him. He helped me be at peace with the situation.
I’m not trying to pat myself on the back in any way. I give God all the glory for how He helped me not stress about this situation.
God is good. It may not always feel like it. Hard times will come our way.
God wants us to be trusting Him in the good times and the hard times.
Will you choose to trust Him today?