Friday, December 10, 2010


Yesterday i was a stress case! A major stress case! Remember my thankful post and how i said i was praying our van would keep running without problems? We suddenly after Thanksgiving started leaking oil at a pretty rapid pace. My thoughts were "are you kidding me? can we not catch a break?" We pay it off and hope to get some money put away only to have something go wrong the next month?? I have a tendency to automatically think the worst. I justify it as that i have to prepare myself for bad news. We have a history of bad news when taking our vehicles in to get looked at. A new engine and transmission in one year a few years back really hit us hard!

Sooo, needless to say i was hoping for $500 or less in repair and was preparing myself for a cracked block and needing a new me a pessimist if you like...but i was trying to figure out how we were going to come up with several thousand dollars possibly.

I prayed a LOT yesterday!

The shop called right before i was walking out the door to go to work... "it took us a long time to find where your leak was but we finally found that you have a hole in your oil filter. We should have it done in around an hour and it will be about $100 for everything." I could have literally jumped up and down.

Thank you Lord for answering my prayer!!

I am really trying to learn to "be still" but boy do i struggle with it when in a stressful situation! i looked at scripture verses (amazing how many people put verses and things on facebook yesterday that were really good), sat and listened to the song "still" (very good song on my playlist on the side over there if you haven't heard it) I know that it is such a small thing in the grand scheme of things but it is so hard for me in those situations to just truly "be still" It worries me a little about how i would handle a real storm in life!

Still a work in progress! I'm glad God is so patient!

1 comment:

Little Wifey said...

I know what you mean about being still. I needed that encouragement. Thanks, Elisa!