ELECTRONIC CHAOS

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Every time a computer glitch occurs, I can count on being tied up for at least eight hours.  This amazing device, which normally can save hours has the capacity to make a sweet old granny very cranky.

This morning I opened an email telling me that my bank account has been charged with an amount I didn’t authorize.  There isn’t enough in my checking account to cover this charge so now it is in overdraft mode.  I am pretty good about keeping tabs on my bank numbers, so this immediately shook me to the core.

It drives me crazy how we depend on these devices for so much of our daily goings on.  I look forward to reading others’ blog posts, checking my emails and taking a peek at Facebook each morning.  I usually reserve my early morning hours for writing my own blog and doing those other things.  I’m pretty much glued to my laptop during my waking hours. Now I will be frustrated until at least noon.

Isn’t it funny how we let a screen determine the course of our day?  Maybe this is another test to divert my attention from some of the other things in my life.  My grandson leaves for S. Korea tomorrow for a one year stint teaching English.  I know it’s going to be a wonderful adventure for him and it will help view another culture and basically take the next step in his life.  I’m happy for that, but as with most motherly instincts, we find it hard to let go of our children and grandchildren.

Both of my daughters are trying to discover reasons for certain health issues.  My son will be leaving a job he’s worked at for 20 years at the end of this month, because the company has closed the doors.  Again, the mom in me wants to make it all better, yet I know that even in our difficulties, God has a plan for all of it.

There are always hiccups in life – side tracks that take us off course or lead us down an unknown path.  When we trust in God’s promises, that doesn’t always eliminate our worry.  We pray earnestly and trust His divine providence, but what if the prayers aren’t answered the way we think they should be?

We Christians go through the same difficulties as everyone else.  One may lose a child to death.  Another struggles with financial problems.  Some still hang on to past sins and, even though we know our sins are forgiven, we still have trouble forgiving ourselves.  Guilt is a terrible cross to bear.

We are not guaranteed a life of perfection when we become followers of Christ, but we are given assurance that whatever problems we face, are part of a bigger picture – part of the final outcome.

So now I feel better.  Sometimes we just have to vent.  God will always remain consistent.  He controls the universe and His work is perfect.  Our partnership with Him will always be for our good.  Even the tiny detours that upset the apple cart can be considered blessings.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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9 Responses to ELECTRONIC CHAOS

  1. Salvageable says:

    God’s blessings to the members of your family in their adventures and challenges. May things turn out well for all of them, under the Lord’s guidance, of course. J.

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks, Kathy, for sharing with us. Yeah, sometimes things just don’t go the way it seems like they should.

    James 1:2-4
    My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    I have heard taught, and teach myself, that the word “when,” has much significance. Not only does God never promise to spare us trials, He actually promises there will be trials;yet, they have their purpose.

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  3. I love your David/psalm-like post! Yes, as we talk things through, we see how God is even in the aggravating events of daily life. 🙂 You’ve got so much on your emotional plate right now, dear Kathy! I would be concerned were I in your place as well! I will pray for you family as I hit “post comment!”

    By the way, the cartoon made me laugh aloud!! 😀 ❤ and huge hugs!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you, Lynn. I am confident in God’s plan for my life. It’s taken me a lot of time, kicking and screaming to do things my way, but that doesn’t work. I finally realize that God knows what he’s doing in spite of me. The appreciate your prayers and encouragement. ❤️

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    I have come to the conclusion that there are no humans working for Amazon. I have a package that needs to be returned, but the computer refuses to allow me to get a return shipping label and there seems to be no one that you can call. I feel your pain. And by the way, if you call the complaint number for UPS, you have to provide a subject for the call. All 5 acceptable subjects were to say how wonderful UPS is, five different versions of praise. This is on their customer service COMPLAINT line. I finally got a human by not playing their game, but I had to refuse to answer the question 20-30 times, taking a half hour of my life that I will never get back. Add to it that I called the doctor’s office three times to have them refax prescriptions to the pharmacy. On the third time, I provided a novel idea. Would it be possible for a human at the doctor’s office to talk to a human at the pharmacy? That’s when the four prescriptions got filled.

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