In light of my computer woes, it wasn't in my plan today to post anything. However, the day I did have planned went somewhat awry and I was reminded in all of the challenges how much I have to be thankful for.
The past year and a half in dealing with the memory loss of DH and other even more serious health issues have caused the weight of problems and decision-making to fall to me. Since it has been a gradual process, I feel the Lord has allowed it to come little by little to ease me into this role. Now however, the past couple of months it seems to be falling heavier.
In addition to decisions relating to our retirement, car repairs, the garage door opener breaking, then my computer, and yuck! made the discovery that rats have found a sweet hiding place in the sauna on the upper outside deck! That led to the realization of many other things that are going to have to be tended to.
This morning as we got in the car to go run errands, the message came on informing me of "0" air in the right rear tire. A FLAT! It was somewhat of a circus trying to get enough air in the tire to get us to the tire store and then my DH headed off without me and went to the wrong place. I panicked of course, but was able to get him on the phone and instruct him as to where he needed to be.
When I finally saw him pull into Discount Tire, I was able to breathe a great sigh of relief, and as we stood waiting for assistance, I noticed the sounds from the intercom were of Christian music playing. "I'm no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God." Those words caused me to truly breathe an even greater sigh of relief and peace in that moment. God is good. I thank Him that He is our perfect Provider for our material needs, and He also brings comfort to my anxious spirit reminding me of who He is and who I am. Good, good Father.
"When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul."