Some of you have heard about my computer woes. But what you may not have heard is how the Lord totally set me up. Again.
I had all these big plans of writing this summer. My laptop computer broke. I got another laptop. It broke, too.
Summer has slipped by, the crunch of our new WGR class is here, and I have been reduced to trying to peck out emails on a machine that resembles an old, old woman on oxygen in a hospital bed, gasping for breath. But here is the rest of the story. I am a little awestruck in the telling.
This morning I am sitting in front of an iMac with a 20-inch screen. It’s secondhand for sure. It came late yesterday afternoon, only one day before our class begins tonight. But still, I’m shaking my head in disbelief as I look at the first pages of my new books without having to squint and blow it up to 200%. I am noticing its speed and ease of handling big projects. With three book projects on the way this year—and a worship CD— this is a very, very needed piece of equipment.
I think to myself: Did God really break my computers, while they were still under warranty, so that I could get what He knew I would need? Is that possible? Or, even probable?
I am reminded of Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
All that wrangling, and worrying, and whining, for what? Can you believe I shed tears over a computer? Or lack thereof?
Today, God’s name on my calendar is Jehovah Jireh. The meaning of this name is The Lord Who Provides. The name is literally, The Lord Who Sees, or The Lord Who Will See To It. Funny huh?
Lord, You alone are my source, and our source, for everything. What can we say but we love You. Thank You for being so good to us, even if we don’t always see it in the moment. Amen.