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Friday, December 26, 2008

The Lord's ways are not our ways!

Well, as of right now we are without a vehicle. It is a weird feeling to not have a vehicle. The transmission in the van blew up on Troy a few days ago on his way home from work leaving us with our trusty old chevy crew cab. Today we pulled our van into Lakeside to get the money for scrap metal. On our way home our truck engine blew up. It blew up bad. I'm so thankful that there was no wreck and no one got hurt. I called my dad who was 5 minutes away and we were about 20 mins from our house so he came and took us home.
So, tomorrow morning Troy, Ashley, & DJ will be doing the paper route on foot. Another thankful thing is that it is not as cold as it has been. Still I wouldn't want to walk it!
We do have a car that was gifted to us. We were considering buying my midwifes car as a gas saver for groceries and paper route but had not had the funds. She had hit a deer with it and didn't want to spend the money fixing it. After what happened with the van we were thinking it might be a cheaper option than others so I called her to see if we could get to it with a 2 wheel drive trusty :0) old truck. They are in South Dakota with more snow. She said she was going to call me but figured she would see me the 29th for our visit so was waiting until then to tell me that they decided to give it to us! It does need some work, so guess what Troy will be doing tomorrow! Lord willing he will get that running and then we'll go from there. We won't all fit, obviously but we will be thankful that Troy can get to work and back. We do not believe in debt and will not go into debt for a vehicle so we will wait on the Lord. I'm sure that He has a plan in all of this, it's just not the way I would have gone about it! His ways are not like my ways, but His ways are better than my ways! I do hope that we learn what the Lord wants us to from all of this. Please pray for us if you feel led.
Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

3 comments:

Jacob said...

> Please pray for us if you feel led.

You can bet I will.

> I'm so thankful that there was no wreck and no one got hurt.

Amen!

> We do not believe in debt and will not go into debt for a vehicle so we will wait on the Lord. I'm sure that He has a plan in all of this, it's just not the way I would have gone about it! His ways are not like my ways, but His ways are better than my ways!

Praise the Lord: Your faith is a testimony to His goodness, and a great encouragement to his people.

"They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word." Psalm 119:74

He is giving you an opportunity to experience His glory, and to be instruments it; and He will not disappoint you.

Trask Family said...

Thank you Jacob! Hope you have a blessed Lord's day and we will miss you all!

JeremyNSunny said...

I am praising God for your resilience! Only through Him is it possible to not feel completely defeated in such moments. Earlier this summer we found ourselves in the same situation, except it was the engine in each car - no transmission trouble.... Three adults, two kids, zero vehicles. NOT comfortable. We borrowed an old, beater, 3-seater for a long time, and made two trips to church meetings (the only place we all 5 had to be during those six weeks). And we were GIFTED not one, but two cars (Almost UNBELIEVEABLE ... if I'd not experienced it myself!), ... but in the Lord's time, not our. I'd like to say "Grin and bear it," but sometimes it feels more like "Grit and bear it." I'm excited to hear how God works this out!