Aside from thinking, "Now there's an hour and a half that I will never get back," I was also grateful that the God I serve is awesome. Even in the midst of such negativity, I left with a grin on my face because I am confident, that no matter what happens, God is on my side. I believe that He will keep me safe. I believe that He will either make it unnecessary for me to think about selling my place or make it possible for it to be sold or rented out if, for whatever reason (prayerfully marriage), I have to move out of my home. I have faith that if the dues go up, God will provide me with additional income to cover it or more wisdom over my current income to cover it.
The bottom line is that, although sometimes we are hit with bad or unexpected news and it may seem that others are constantly approaching us with doom and gloom scenarios, nothing is suprising to God. We may be unprepared for what we face, but He is never unprepared. Our job is to have faith that He will come through for us in our time of need. Even if it gets to the, "Lord, if You had been here..." stage like it did with Martha and Mary, we have to know that God can work miracles, even when it seems all hope is lost. I know it's easy for me to say this because my issue, this time, was pretty benign, but we must have this faith even in the face of broken relationships, financial crises, bad health diagnoses, and spiritual turmoil.
When I want to see one of God's greatest miracles, I don't need to flip through the pages of the Bible to find it; all I have to do is look in the mirror. I am living proof everyday that God is a miracle worker. So, don't let doom and gloom hinder your faith. Others may panic thinking that the sky is falling, but if the heavens are in fact coming down, that will just bring us closer to God. In the face of doom and gloom, remember that God is dependable and glorious! Ms. EV