When it pours…He Reigns

In 2000, my wife and I bought a Honda Odyssey.  We had to wait six weeks for it to come off the assembly line, but we were all anxiously anticipating the arrival of our “dream minivan”.  We have visited family, the Magic Kingdom and camped with it.  It served as a place to sleep on a long overnight trip when we lost Grannie.  It has served us well, with one mechanical exception.  Eleven years and four transmissions later, we are getting ready to bury it.

That minivan was our only source of transportation.  Thanks to warranties, we only had to pay for one transmission and labor on two.  We determined that we were not going to pay for another one.  That time is now.  3 years, 36000 miles.  Lots of time, but not very far.

But God reigns.  We have borrowed a car from a friend to help get us through until we can buy one.  God’s providence.  We know that the money will be there to get us into a used car.  God’s peace.  We understand that this is but another temporary setback, because God reigns.

On a road marked with suffering, though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be your name.

I will praise Him for all eternity.  Even death cannot silence it.


2 Responses to When it pours…He Reigns

  1. buttermilk80 says:

    “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.”

    There are other versions of this passage which talk about violence tearing at the kingdom. But this version spoke to me regarding the solid faith it takes to enter the kingdom. By boldness in “The Faith” we enter into His Glorious presence.

    Stay where you are. You walk in strength by Grace. Glory to the Father, by the power of Jesus our Lord.

    By His Grace.

  2. Toby says:

    Praise expresses and strengthens our faith. True praise is not an attempt to manipulate God into producing the results we desire; rather, true praise expresses acceptance of what God has brought into our lives. Praise helps us accept the situation whether it changes or not.

    I applaud you for your praise of Him during the challenging times and will lift you up in prayer.

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