from The Mad Preacher
So, I had to get my Jeep fixed… again. Had to call a wrecker to tow it to the garage… again. Yesterday, I got a ride to go pick it up… again. I owe my mechanic nearly $400 and now, it needs a new radiator. I have to carry water with me and keep filling it because the water is gushing from the radiator. That’s going to be another $292.62 to replace it. I can’t get it replaced until I pay what I owe and at $50 a month that’s going take about 8 months. My mechanic, a wonderful man whom I would recommend to anyone, told me to not drive it but to park it.
Well, here we grow again! My mantra for years has been “I still trust you, Lord! No matter what happens!” I KNOW that God is sovereign over my life because I gave it to Him when I was 12 years old. Since then, He brought me through Vietnam, divorces, nearly dying on an operating table, rejection from family members and nearly being murdered to name a just few of my life challenges. My Lord is faithful and I trust Him with all my heart… no matter what happens!
In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat of Jerusalem was told, “A vast army is coming against you…” He gathered all the people and led them in a national prayer and he closed his prayer by saying, “Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT OUR EYES ARE ON YOU.” In other words, “Lord, I still trust you!” As the old song says, “I’ve come too far to look back.” Someone once said, “Instead of telling God how big your problems are, tell your problem how big your God is.” God is faithful even when we’re not and that blows my mind!
…if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself. (2 Timothy 2:13)
I know that there are people of God who been through far worst. So, by my problems are minuscule in comparison to there’s. Like me, they have seen God’s faithfulness again and again. The Lord knows how badly I need my car. His promise is true. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) Like King Jehoshaphat, I don’t know what to do, but my eyes on God. So I prayerfully wait for God’s answer to this situation. “No turning back. No turning back.”