I dont know if you all know the song to which I am referring. This is a song that our choir sings and I always love to hear. It states in part of the song "Who told the sun where to stand in the morning, who told the ocean you can only come this far, who told the moon where to hide till evening..."
You get the point. Anyway this week has been a testing in control. Basically me fighting control with God. Hummm who do you think has the best chance at winning that?
My daughter Riley has been sick all week with Strep. We cant seem to get her fever down for more than a few hours anyway. She has missed 4 days of school. I am praying she can go tomorrow because she has a lot of makeup work to do already.
We have had some car maintenance issues this week and last. My van which has well over 200,000 miles on it is giving out a little at a time. Hoses, connections, all seeming to wear out this week and last. It seems like when it rains it truely does pour. It has been a total of three different things that needed replacing and one more we haven't done yet all at once.
However, as I was doing my Bible reading today and considering all the I have to be thankful for in contrast to the small amount of things that have been an irritation this week it seems silly to complain. It seems silly to think that I know better how to run my life. Look at who created life to begin with. What makes me think I can do a better job at running things? Yet, every so often I try.
I get to going good thinking I am really getting the hang of this life thing. Then all the sudden in a week or so everything seems to go out of control. Yet, God knew all along that this week Riley would be sick and our van would have issues. He knew all along. So, I am choosing to instead of saying why me and " why do I have to spend my savings on this van" instead of a vacation. I am looking at it as "thank the Lord we had the money to fix it".
Well I could go on and on.It has been one of those weeks. I am just saying that we are never in control we just think we are. Then, something happens that makes us look up and say okay God you are going to have to take this now, I cant handle it anymore. I think thats probably exactly what he is wanting from us just to say help me I cant do it..
Phil4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything. but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"