Well, the time has come. I am in the market for a vehicle. I am looking for something that will allow me to transport things as necessary for work…so that I don’t have to worry about getting things from here to there. Though I will be making payments, my commuting costs will go down. Parking will be paid for whereas I pay for my bus/train fare.
Funny. It’s been seven years since I’ve had a car that I feel comfortable driving. I lost my last new car because of some dumb decisions on my part, and I’ve spent a considerable amount of time beating myself up. The past seven years have been gruelling…trying to make better decisions; trying to find God’s hand in the repairs that have been going on. But today, I stand on the border of my future.
I am watching God restore what the locusts have stolen. I am watching God work out all things for the good of those who love Him (me) and those who are called according to His purpose. I am watching God provide for my needs in ways that I never would have imagined. I am watching God give me peace where there was nothing but distress and turmoil. I am watching God bring to the surface gifts that I had buried deeply. I see the footsteps of God all around my life.
What I have learned is not to lose hope. Just when you think that all is lost, God will show up and blow your mind. Don’t take my word for it. Take God at His word.