Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A terrible, not so terrible Tuesday

It's funny how good days come and go without much notice but when you have a bad day, you know you're having a bad day. 

Everything appeared normal this morning, though I did have a very intense, action-filled dream right before I woke up - but other than that it was business as usual. Then, as I'm driving happily down the road the battery light comes on.

The battery light of doom. 

My faithful, not always so reliable Nissan prince - Sir Derekk
I am happy to say that I did in fact make it to a parking lot - the providence of the Lord - but now am facing the gruesome details of repair.  The irony in it all is that I'm planning on purchasing a car next month! I've been saving for quite some time now and it has come to the place where I am ready to move ahead and then BAM! - car trouble.

In the midst of it all though, I am trying to take a step back and see this for what it is. 

It was a gift.

I know. You're thinking - Emilie, your car breaking down was not a gift.  Of any kind. And I'd tend to agree, but I know that God allows things to happen for a reason. I don't believe in accidents to the point that they are a "surprise" to God - but I do believe in His sovereignty.  I can only hope that by my breakdown, I have furthered His plan in some way. Maybe in my conversations with the auto repair guys or some interaction I had today that was divinely inspired? In that way, it was a gift to play a role in His plan (today and every day).

How was your Tuesday? Experience any car trouble? I sure hope not!