On the way home from Bible study I came upon a wreck. A tanker truck had collided with a traffic light. My way home was blocked off. I prayed—“What do I do Lord?” I switched on the traffic radio station. The report was that they were detouring cars onto Shelby road. Oh, all I have to do is go north and then turn around and head south and turn on Shelby, I thought. But as I neared the desired road I was waved off and forced to go on the freeway. My adrenaline rushed, my heart pounded, my eyes watered—I can’t take any stress because of my fibromyalgia. For some reason my brain doesn’t work right. “Why am I like this, Lord?” I questioned. A normal person wouldn’t be upset like this. I tried Lamaze breathing. I exited at the nearest exit and then snaked my way on one road after the other trying to go north and turning off before the detour. After several missed turns I saw my street. I made it home in one piece. “Thank you Lord!” I survived! Maybe I should have prayed for the poor driver of the tanker truck too. I was focused on myself. Maybe next time I will think of praying for the other person!
Even with the Lord we will have trials and tribulations. We shouldn’t think it is strange when these things happen. God didn’t promise us a rose garden but He did promise us that He understands what we are going through and He will send the Comforter. He will be with us wherever we go. This is all about learning perseverance. Life is like a booster shot—it stings sometimes but it will do us good. Thank You Lord!