Most of you know that my car was stolen and since then, a million and one thoughts have been swirling around in my head. After much anxiety, I was reassured that the Lord had allowed it to happen. Initially, because my purse & computer was NOT in the car, but then, what if the thief had come into the house? Then guilt & shame have their time to weigh in… “How could I have been so stupid?” I’d been warned that my area had been targeted by car theives, but surely I was exempt…. NOT! Then doubt and condemnation had their turn… “We can’t afford a new car!”, ” Maybe I am just not managing the money the way the Lord wants me too.” “If I have to buy a car, what about my credit? I haven’t even looked at a credit report since we moved into the house 11 years ago!” Then finally when I thought that God had simply given up on me, He reveals himself to me. I strongly suggest that we be very mindful of the seemingly small things.
Well, I had to rent a car, although, business had been relatively slow. Soooooo, why not work a week and take off a week? Look at how much money I’ll save. Brilliant! Lo and behold, my insurance claim agent was AWESOME! He walked me through the process almost seamlessly. He tells me that the insurance company can make an offer for my car 3 weeks after the theft. Really Lord?? Not 60 days, not even 30 days! The claim agent promptly sent me the offer (it is about what I expected and it will cover a lot of car payments) and I pick up my check tomorrow. Look at God!
In the interim, I’ve been car shopping on-line. Although I really like driving a car, with my company, I need to be able to do some light hauling. I was looking at the RAV4, because it’s sporty, but I didn’t know that it was a 4-cylinder 😦 ?? My husband suggested the Ford Edge. It’s a 6-cylinder, but it’s not very sporty looking and probably has more hauling space than I need. My husband adds that, “You think that it has more space than you need. You really don’t know what God has in store for you.” But get this… the most responsive dealership has been the Ford dealer. AND GET THIS THIS!!! They brought the car to my house and demo’d it in my driveway. It drove really smooth and they even offered to let me keep it overnight!
I am certain that what the Devil meant for evil, God has turned it around for my good. I pick up my new car tonight! Business is getting busy and my calendar is almost full for the next three (3) weeks. Coincidence?… I think NOT! All things are going according to God’s plan. I’ve tried to figure HIM out, but it just makes my brain hurt. I’ve decided that it’s best that I not see my future, cuz I’d be like Daniel. When God showed him the future, he fainted 3 times….. Lord, just continue to Order My Steps!
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
“For we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God , to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28