I have been having problems with my truck for weeks now. If it is not one thing, it has been another!!! Specifically, Muscles kept (yep, past tense) overheating. After replacing the water pump, radiator, thermostat, and most of the hoses, I thought the days of "giving old Bessy a sip of water to keep her cool" might be over--but oh no!!! Apparently, Muscles gets very heated.
I took my truck into our mechanic one more time this morning, and it took him about 30 seconds to diagnose what was wrong this time: the head gasket is blowing out. And yes, that is a repair that costs more than my old beater is worth.
So, I am in the market for a new truck.
As you can guess, I was feeling pretty discouraged on the way home from the mechanic (and also resisting the urge to let it all loose and see how much damage I could do to Muscles). I had just brought my truck up as a prayer request earlier this morning at my men's Bible study--that God would give me clarity on what I should do with the troublesome truck. I guess He did. Just not exactly the answer I was hoping for.
Then this song came on the radio:
I started laughing, crying, and singing along with the radio all at once! It was as if God was giving me a little reality check, reminding me of His goodness. His grace is enough for me, no matter what problems I go through!
It is so true, isn't it? The trivial things we go through are nothing compared to how thankful we should be for the cross!
By "mere coincidence", we were discussing this verse in men's bible study today:
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:1 NASB)
So yeah, any suggestions on what I should do to Muscles before he gets scrapped??? ;0)