My car has been making a bit of noise. It started off with just one of those things where you think you hear something but when you try to listen for it, nothing is there. Then it got a bit louder and a bit more often.
This, of course, worried Bob, especially since we are taking a trip to California the end of this month for our grandson’s graduation. (Perhaps our last one driving? Our friend is flying from Montana to join us on the trip and help us drive.)
Bob thought the noise was the water pump, so he called around to see if he could get it in and checked. All the while the noise was getting a bit louder and had become constant.
The first three places Bob called could not check the car for at least a week but gave estimates on replacing the water pump that went from $1500-$2500. Yikes! I remembered our son-in-love and daughter have a mechanic shop they trust, so Bob called it. They told him to bring it right in to check it out. It was the water pump, and it cost $1300 to replace.
The other morning the LORD asked me, “What do you want?” This was certainly not on the list! Unfortunately, in life we do not just get what we want, even when we are walking in faith with our LORD and Savior, Christ Jesus. Life in this world is full of things we do not want and yet must face. Right now, as we are trying to reduce our expenses and pay things off before year’s end when I retire from The Way, a $1300 water pump was certainly not in the plan.
But I am thankful that this water pump broke before our trip and not while we were traveling. I am thankful for a good mechanic shop that took care of it right away. I am thankful that I serve a LORD who will provide for us … now and in the future, no matter our “fixed” income.
Philippians 4:19: And my God will supply all [my] needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. [HCSB]