Ours is our cars....!
It's that time of year again...taking our cars for their yearly inspection. We always approach this with dread. I don't think either of our cars have passed on the first time since we've lived in VA. aghhhh. Well, there is good news and bad news as we took our Oldsmobile in today. Didn't pass (of course :) HOWEVER, the only thing we have to fix is replace the windshield wipers and put in a new brake light. That is encouraging! Though I don't like driving around with a pink REJECTION sticker on the windshield. Gives me a complex. :) The bad news is that they did say something was wrong with the brakes (don't ask me for any of the technical info). Another $200 to fix that. But Andrew called a guy in our church who said he could help Andrew fix it and would probably only cost $45! Andrew has learned how to do so many things on the car this year, it has saved us so much money! I am so proud for how hard he works at that between his crazy busy school/work/church schedule. We are getting ready to try to sell this car, so we are going to have to fix it soon. That car has been one bill after another this year and we are so looking forward to have not such a drain on our wallet! It looks like the Lord may be providing us with a vehicle from my parents and we are so thankful! Now we're just hoping Putt-Putt (our toyota) will keep plugging along! God has definitely taught us many lessons about trusting Him through this and we are thankful that He orchestrated this in our lives. We sang a song in church the other week that the words have kept coming to my mind over and over. It's such an encouragement no matter what trial God brings your way - it's such a peace knowing we can fully trust in the hand of Sovereign God.
God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm. Deep in his dark and hidden mines, with never failing skill, He fashions all His bright designs, and works his Sovereign will.
Oh fearful saints new courage take: the clouds that you now dread are big with mercy and will break with blessings on your head! Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust him for His grace, behind a frowning providence, he hides a smiling face.
God's purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour. The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan his work in vain, God is His own interpreter and he will make it plain.
So God we trust in You. O God we trust in You. When tears are great and comforts few, we hope in mercies ever new, we trust in You.