What An Incredible Day! Faith in God
What an incredible day. This is a story of building my faith in God. My day on Friday started just as normal as could be. My wife and I sat down to have breakfast with our toddler. We enjoyed oatmeal, yogurt, strawberries and great morning fellowship. I did my bible study (I’m currently reading Genesis again) and was feeling pretty good. I was also getting ready to go and renew my driver’s license. Sounds simple, right? I had even made an appointment at the office.
Well, things changed in a hurry. In my excitement to set up the appointment at the office, I failed to notice that in 2010 new requirements were made regarding documentation I would need to take to the office. So, it wasn’t until I was there that I discovered I needed my passport, social security card, vehicle registration (that wasn’t a problem) and a utility bill (still trying to figure that one out). Clearly I didn’t have most of these things so they sent me on my merry way.
I call my wife urgently to see if she could gather all these documents for me and I would come home quickly, pick them up and go back. When I got home, my wife hadn’t been able to locate any of the documents I needed, you see they were all in a “safe” location. The problem is that she couldn’t remember where that “safe” location was.
Finally, we gave up looking and I started off to work only to find out that my car air conditioning stopped working. Living in Florida, this doesn’t fare well for me. All I could think about was how much this was going to cost to repair. Honestly, by 10 am I was in a downright awful mood.
And then God reminded me of this bible verse….
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
I prayed on this as I was driving and I thanked Him for these problems that were occurring, because it reminded me that He was still in control of everything. As I calmed down, I realized that the documents were going to be found and the car was going to be repaired and I didn’t need to worry about those things but rather offer Him praise for the love and guidance He has over me and my family.
A short while later as I was driving, goes what….my air conditioner kicked back on blowing nice cold air all over me. Was it a direct answer to prayer? Sure, but I think the main exercise was to stop worrying and put my faith in God and not myself. It took one more day, but my passport and social security card were found as well and I’ve made a new appointment to get my license renewed.
Seriously, what an incredible day. God uses the problems in our life to bring us closer to him. We have a choice to try them on our own or hand them to him. I can’t be alone in stories like this. Please tell me how God has used days like this to transform your life.
What can you take to God today? Do you have faith in God that He can do anything?