“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”
Psalm 4:4, KJV
After trying everything to get into my car, the only thing to do was call our trusted AAA office. Again. And sit here under this cold and open portico, with winter monsoon rains crashing all around. And fret about my next appointment and how late I would be. And fret about the Daily Doses I needed to be home writing. And what a waste of precious time this was! So, I prayed.
“Lord, I’m sorry for wasting precious time. I know this is the second time in a just a few months I’ve let this happen and it’s not redeeming the time. I feel so stupid!”
“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.” Psalm 4:4 KJV
I wasn’t hearing Him.
The AAA lady said it would only be a few minutes, but the phone ringing in my pocket put a knowing dread in my heart. The driver yawned while saying, “It’ll be at least an hour and fifteen minutes…”
“But the AAA lady said…”
“I’m ten miles away. Sorry lady.”
Ten miles? An hour and fifteen minutes? I think I heard him grin.
With hot tears of discouragement burning my eyes, I now felt stupid and defeated. And lower than a snail. “This is crazy,” I thought, redialing AAA. This time a sweet girl by the name of Sharon answered the phone. Feeling my own chin quiver as it touched the ground, I told her that this predicament was my own fault, but would it be possible for anyone to get there sooner than an hour and fifteen minutes.
With one of the kindest voices I’ve ever heard, she spoke as if she’s know me all my life, “I know you’re a very busy woman and don’t have time for this. But don’t let it discourage you. Just remember you can’t wear a big S on your t-shirt all the time. You don’t have to be Superwoman.”
So I cried. Her kindness and encouraging words hit me right between eyes. Then she really blew me away. “It’s going to be alright. We’ll have someone there in 15 minutes and I pray you’ll have a good day.”
It had been a long time since someone’s kindness brought me to tears and to my knees. She reminded me that He was with me through the struggle, even one as simple as keys locked in a car. She reminded me I don’t have to be Superwoman to please Him.
And neither do you. Let’s both learn a lesson from this week’s Dose. Ya hear? J
Until Next Time,
Your Traveling Companion,