Stuff like this always seems to happen to me. I just started a new job, have allot going on with the church plant I am working on, and I get into an accident. I don’t know how much it will be to repair the car (if it’s even worth fixing that is), but it’s funds that I don’t have.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27.1, 13-14
It’s hard for me to believe these words when my radiator is leaning back against my fan (I think). But no matter where my radiator sits, no matter the condition of my car, my health, my love life, no matter the odds, no matter the circumstances, I have to believe that these kind of words are true. Otherwise I am left with a crunched up car, worry about getting to work, and nothing to hope for other than a quick death so I can get on to the pearly gates.
So, praise God that no one was hurt. Praise God that I might be able to attend traffic school and not have this count on my record. Praise God that He has seen me through this far with His goodness, and that with the same goodness He will see me through to the completion of the work He has started in and through me, and that He will see me home.
Update 11/4: Praise God that my car still runs! it took a bit of McGuyvering, but my dad and I were able to pull the front out, secure the radiator, and re shape the hood (somewhat). So, my car runs, doesn’t leak, and can still get me to and fro. I know in the eternal scheme of things a car is a small thing, however, it is here and now, in the lad of the living, that I shall first see the great goodness of Yahweh. So, praise God from whom all blessings flow, for He has been good to me.