30 April 2016

When it Rains, it Pours

I guess today is just "test your ability to handle life full-on after coming back from vacation with major jet lag" kinda day.


Instead of being extremely angry over my lost luggage, I can be thankful that it was only one suitcase I lost, not everything I owned burning up in a house fire.
Instead of being worried sick that I'd never see anything from that suitcase again, I can be thankful that I had some of my most expensive camera gear and laptop in my carry on bags.
Instead of being furious that my luggage didn't make it to Joplin yesterday like they said it supposedly did, I can be thankful that it did come in tonight.

(And I can be thankful for my dad, who surprised me out in the rain and held my flash and carried my heavy bag so I could take a picture) :) 

Instead of being upset that a tree limb fell on my VW and messed up the hood... I can be thankful that this happened before I've done any body work to it.
Instead of being angry at things that delaying us from moving my Beetle down to the shop before the storm hit, I can be thankful for a new shop to move it to. (to prevent further damage I guess... :P) 

Instead of being worried about my extremely sore throat I woke up with, I can be thankful that it's more than likely not HFMD... Because it's been well over 2 weeks since I've been exposed. 

Instead of being angry that I had to stay out in town so late when I could really use some rest before work tomorrow, I can be thankful that my dad was able to get more supplies to complete our solar project. (Who am I to be talking about getting rest when I stay up blogging? ;P)

Our worrying about stuff doesn't solve anything... It's only a sure way to develop a bad attitude.
And let me tell you... each time another negative thing came about today, I was getting really angry at myself and all the people around me. But the Lord dropped parts of this song into my head:
I could just sit,
I could just sit and wait for all your goodness
Hope to feel your presence.
And I could just stay,
I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel you
Hope to feel something again.

And I could hold on,
I could hold on to who I am and never let You change me from the inside.
And I could be safe,
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down.

But you have called me higher,
You have called me deeper,
And I will go where you will lead me Lord.
You have called me higher,
You have called me deeper,
And I will go where you lead me Lord.
Where you lead me Lord.

He's called us higher than to be ruled by disappointments.
I wish I could say "lesson learned", but maybe I'll just say that today has been a stepping stone. :)


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