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.