In the midst of the computer's melt downs. My car went on the fritz (on a date night with friends!) and had to be towed. Instantly my heart was anxious and I feared for the cost of the repair in light of all the major updates we had to do with my computer. My mind went to the worst, fearing thousands of dollars worth of work on the car would result. In the Lord's mercy the repairs were minor and we were able to get Margot fixed at minimal cost to us.
The past few weeks have been full of joys, new babies (born and conceived), showers with dear friends, date nights with Seth, birthday parties, a move, and wonderful times spent with the Lord. I see the Lord's hand in it all and it was the words of a dear old friend, Mr. Spurgeon, that encouraged me in the moments where I was tempted to fear:
"Do not fear! Has not God helped you in every plight already? When we cast our cares on the Lord, to do as He wills, at no time will He be unkind. He will never put is in the furnace unless He intends to purge our dross, and the furnace will not be one degree warmer than is absolutely necessary. Mercy will always balance misery; strength will always support burden. The Lord is our friend; He will never be our foe."