Strangely, one of the more popular posts on my blog is this one, titled ‘The Lord giveth…and the Lord taketh away’. Turns out, people like to search for this phrase on search engines and often end up here. I can’t help but wonder how they feel when they find me rambling on about my frugality and the names of our cars.
I have wanted to update this post, and, since I’m me, I’ve wanted things to be all wrapped up in a nice, neat little package before I did so. But, part of the impetus to first write the post was God’s teaching me to hold onto things a little more loosely, to rely on his daily provision, to not need to see so far down the road while still moving forward.
Lots of things have happened since that first post. Blackie has gone off to live at the big junkyard in the sky. And we are not currently considering trading the Hond@ because we found another car that seemed to be a good possible second vehicle. In fact, the possible second vehicle is currently sitting in our driveway. We were able to drive it for several weeks, take it to two mechanics, negotiate an acceptable deal with the owners, and now…things are stalled. The registration is expired, the owner’s can’t find the title, and we wait. We wait, saving on gas and insurance, riding bicycles lots of places, and honing our transportation-planning and communication skills.
I don’t know what comes next. I try not to be impatient. I am thankful for God’s daily provision. It is always enough.
Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful. ~Romans 12:12