Hot and Bothered

Yesterday, I heard the worst noise. My heart raced. I gasped for air. “What could it be?” I wondered.




I sprinted outside like Nancy Drew on a big mystery adventure. I took a couple of steps onto the porch and I saw it ~ concrete dust floating above our air conditioning unit. Mystery solved!

The air conditioner went “boom.”

Later, as I glistened all over myself, I explained what happened to the maintenance man. “It sounded as if a big rock became lodged in the air-conditioning unit. It shook, smoked, and shut off.”

In that moment I knew what it felt like to be a broken down air-conditioner.

I know what it feels like to have life moving along just fine, then, out of nowhere something interrupts well-thought-out plans and breaks all your parts. One minute you’re calm, cool, and collected. The next, some unforeseen circumstance throws a wrench in a perfectly good day leaving you rattling, clanking, and hot.

If you find yourself today with a rock of discouragement lodged against your heart, remember nothing is too big for God.

He has a special purpose for that rock. Maybe it’s there to interrupt you. To grow you.

He has a special purpose for you in that inconvenient moment. He always does.

So don’t try to fix it yourself, trust God instead.

He has the tools to move that rock and get things up and running again.

Here are some power verses for an extra rocky day.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)

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  1. Joe_Sewell said:

    As you can tell, Kelli, I am *way* behind on some of my reading, but this was more than needed today. Over the past few weeks my wife and I have been dealing with the discovery of at least one cancerous tumor in her body. The surgeon believes he got it all, but she’s still recovering from the surgery, and other things have been cropping up to make that one “rock” be even more annoying.

    December 3, 2011

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