if there were no clouds
we’d never see the beauty
revealed when they move
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised- Psalm 113:3
For the last few weeks I have felt clouds looming overhead- obstructing my view. But I am learning to trust Him. He always works things out. Every single time.
This past weekend, my laptop went crazy. Just fyi- a blank screen with a flashing question mark on your laptop is never a good sign…
As soon as I realized that this problem was beyond my limited expertise, I started praying. I really needed this laptop to work. I had an assignment due for an online class I am taking, and all my passwords were on it. I kept praying, and trusting that somehow He was going to work it out for me.
I couldn’t take it anywhere until the next afternoon, and every time I started to get anxious thinking about this computer issue, I prayed.
I stood in line the next day at the “computer hospital” and prayed some more. Continuously. I stepped up to the counter and they told me it would be 12 to 18 days to have it fixed. They gave me a couple of ideas of what could be wrong with it. I kept on praying.
“I really need this tonight.” I told them.
“Well, since we are slow right now, we’ll run some more diagnostics on it.”
I stood there and prayed. And I didn’t stop. I knew that even if it didn’t get fixed that night, that He would guide me in what do to next, but I couldn’t stop hoping.
They took my laptop to the back room for further testing. I felt like I was in a doctor’s waiting room. After what seemed like forever, he came out from the back room.
“I’ve got good news for you. We can fix it. We just received a shipment of the exact part you need this morning and I can have it fixed in the next hour.”
Praise the Lord!
As I look back on this, and other things that have been a distraction to me lately, I see how He is using these little challenges to draw me closer to Him. He’s working on me-to trust Him more, to have joy in the midst of any circumstance, and to pray continuously- for everything!
When the clouds come my way- Lord, help me to have faith that You’re gonna use them paint a magnificent sunset!
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6