Senior Life

My Ridiculous Pity Party

God always put the best people in our lives! He always provides.

Yesterday I had a momentary breakdown. My mind was in tangles about my vehicle and where to go for the battery. My BFF called to tell me about the auto parts store very near me that had installed a battery for her for free.

I thought that was best but called my dealership just to see what they said. No help. Even though I had no idea when I’d have a running vehicle, they said I needed an appointment for a battery! That made me a little upset because I’ve been using them exclusively for nearly 10 years.

I made another call to see if my glasses which I’d ordered over a week ago were in and was told they were due in today but they didn’t have a working lab because so many people were out. They wouldn’t be ready until later in the week.

This just added to my frustration! I knew I needed to turn to God to take away these feelings of being overwhelmed, the unfairness of life, and impatience.

As I prayed I began to cry. God revealed I was being impatient like the rest of the world. We have become a people of instant gratification. We think of ourselves first. We want, want, want. And we want it right now! The more we talked, the more I wanted to laugh at myself for being so petty. How could I deny the truth? He answered my prayer and I had instantly felt at peace with a new perspective.

And He provided.

He provided a good Samaritan to take care of the battery issue. I was able to pick up my prescription. And later, I received a call that my new glasses were ready for pickup!

My day was filled with thanking God for His goodness, laughing at Him at my earlier pity party, and admitting that without Him I could do nothing. He is my rock, my strength, my friend, my loving Father, always with me.

2 thoughts on “My Ridiculous Pity Party

  1. That is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your experience and God’s graciousness in it all! Made my morning.
    Brought to mind (as many things you post do)…a memory from my time of planned escape from Alabama when I wanted/needed to return to Texas to be close to my Mom.
    I was sitting in my ragged car with ragged tires at lunch time with little money to my name… and had a bit of anger going on at arguments with my son. I was madly making notes on the when, how and why I needed immediate release from my current situation and clear as a spoken voice…God said to me…”are you willing to wait on me”? I laughed out loud because I KNEW it was Him…said yes!…and put my plotting aside.

    He arranged for me to stay my last 6 weeks or so with a precious friend, who helped me with my yard sale, refused to take any rent…just gave me a room and lots of love and prayers…and when the time came for me to come home…my son chose to stay there so Jesus and I headed to Texas. His provision, protection and peace were absolutely amazing…thru a blow-out, terrible storm outside Monroe, LA… a job and apartment within one week of arrival and my years with my Mom that I treasure. I’ve now been here 25 years and His mercies are STILL new…every morning.
    Thank you for sowing into the lives of so many. Love you!

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    1. Dear Brenda, you will never know how your comment has blessed me today. Many days I doubt whether I am sowing those seeds as I so want to do! What an adventure you had. You have much to share with others and I only wish we lived in the same part of the country so we could meet person to person and chat. God bless you in your new journey of retirement. Love you, too.


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