I have quite a bit of experience in car repair places. That doesn't mean I know a durn thing about cars, but it does mean I've spent countless hours frustrated beyond belief.
But yesterday I went to a new place. It was a repair job that my normal place couldn't do, so a friend suggested this place. Generally, I get so full of anxiety that I'm in tears and ready to hit the loony bin by the time I leave with a quote. But not this time. Why?
He had a Bible verse on the rug as you walked in. "Walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7"
I'd read that verse, even knew songs about it (Jeremy Camp, if you're interested). But for some reason, it sunk in.
It sounds so silly, I'm sure, but with my car, I have to walk by faith, not by sight. With pretty much everything I do, have to live by faith, and not by what I see around me. Good grief, if I lived by what I see around me, it would be a sad, depressing life.
I have faith that God is going to take care of me car-wise. Whether it's providing another car, or fixing this one, or maybe even both(!), or maybe neither, but a completely different solution... He's going to take care of me.
What is it in your life that you have to (or should be) living by faith, and not by sight?