We’re into week 2 of my car saga, and I’m not sure I see an end in sight. While it took a bit for the adjuster to go and see the vehicle, once there, a vast difference appeared between the two companies in the ideas of how to repair my sweet car along with the cost of said repairs. Alas, still no car.
I was starting to feel a little frustrated. While having a car is assuredly a first world problem, I’ve been irritated about being at home without a vehicle in the event I wanted something…like an ice cold fountain Coke (that I don’t really need). This has felt slightly overwhelming at my lack of control or answers to the problem.
This entire process has flown right in the face of what I’m studying. We’re clearly told in the bible to trust God for everything. Why is it so hard to let go of that control and hear what He’s saying? Psalm 9:10 says, “Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.”
That verse doesn’t say He’ll give me a quick answer. It doesn’t even say He’ll give the answer I want. What it does tell me that no matter how out of control I feel and no matter how long this process will take, He won’t forsake me. Forsake means to abandon, and that’s one thing God never does. He doesn’t just leave me to handle it on my own. When I seek Him and when I trust, He is right there with me walking with me every step of the way.
I have no idea when I’ll get my car back. But no matter the length of time or how frustrating the outcome, I can be assured that my situation and I are not forsaken. He is right there holding my hand as we navigate this water together.
Iron Porch, have any of you been in a situation where you had to remind yourself that God was standing with you and walking beside you during a tough spot? Let us know in the comments below.