“Financial problems got you down?” That sounds like the beginning of a commercial that I’ve heard often on television. The truth is, there are many other problems that get us down.
If you read my blog about my refrigerator adventures, you know that I had an experience that could have made me so frustrated, I could have pulled my hair right out of my head. Although, its funny now, we’ve had more fun since that time.
My husband takes his wedding band off when he takes a shower; he lost weight and the ring slips from his finger when his hands get wet. The ring accidentally fell off of the sink, and became clinched between the sink and the wall. Since the sink fits so closely to the wall, we weren’t sure if it had fallen to the floor or was stuck in between. We tried pushing the sink away from the wall only to find the plumbing wasn’t going to let it budge, much. First came the clothes hanger. We untwisted it and ran it from top to bottom of the wall and sink. After several attempts, we heard the ring drop to the floor. We still had no room to work because of the tight fit. So, we resorted to removing the bottom, front portion of the sink itself. With the use of a hammer, screw driver, and much frustration, we finally removed the front base board and first layer of wood. We couldn’t see a thing!!! After a while of beating, banging, prying, we saw the silver shining….at last, it was the ring. We pulled the ring out with the clothes hanger. Crisis over!!!
Sam and I installed a hand held shower head. Only after the connection valve shot water right in our faces, and all over the bathroom. We had to laugh, because there we stood in the bathroom wet from head to toe, and standing in a puddle of water.
The next day, we discovered our dryer stopped heating. I know you think this came from a comic book, but I assure you, it didn’t. We have yet to find exactly what we need to do, but we are working on it. We refused to loose!
As I stepped back and looked at all of the incidents that happened within a 2 – 3 week period, God spoke to my heart. The devil only tries to ruin the faith of Christians who are ministering for God. Galatians 6:9 reads, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” This assures me that a great showering of blessings are headed our way, and the enemy doesn’t want us to have it.
When God became man and lived on this earth, He went through lots of trials without sinning; then the ultimate trial of dying for our sins. We will never be perfect, but when we seem overwhelmed, we can step back, take a deep breath, and not be tempted to jump from the roof 🙂