The other day my oldest daughter’s car broke down on the highway and my husband had to go get her. The car was towed to a local service station where our next-door neighbor works. Apparently a timing (??) belt broke. Some kind of belt broke that’s all I know! Today we got word that the car needs a new engine. It looks like when the belt broke it messed up a bunch of other stuff in the car. (I wish my dh were here so I could explain all this correctly.) So now she is without a car.
We are boldly asking the Lord to provide us with another car–for free. We don’t have the money to buy her a car. She will need me to drive her to and from work and on January 9 she starts attending the local community college. To tell you the truth, I have never prayed a prayer like that. It feels a little presumptuous but it is what we need. We’re not asking for a new car, a fancy car, a big car–just a car that runs.
When this happened, my first thought was, “This couldn’t have happened at a worse time”. (Remember my prayer request a week or so ago? It looks as if my dh will be out of a job by March.) Then the Lord brought to mind a verse: “Lord, You have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.” He has assigned this! It is coming from His hand so it is good!!
How am I going to accept this assignment? With joy and thanksgiving or with murmuring and complaining? A quiet heart is content with what God gives. It is enough.
Will you pray with us that if it is His will, He will provide a car? And if not, that we, especially my daughter, will be content with that? Thank you!!