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One Of “Those” Weeks…We All Have Them!

We all have weeks where it seems like everything goes wrong. Right? I’m not having one of those weeks, but it seems like everywhere I turn I am talking with people that have crazy stories about an unfortunate situation that is out of their control.

Death, fire, destruction, illness, separation and many others seem to top the list for this week.

One of the latest stories that I’ve heard has to do with my sister and her family. This week, my sister, her husband Joe, and their two daughters Hayley and Amy got home together and sat down to eat. All of the sudden they hear a BANG, then some screeching tires, a few more crashes, and then an even louder BANG! They were practically thrown from their seats at the table.

What happened was that their neighbor across the street with a four year old daughter, was drunk and got in her car. She put it into drive and hit the gas. She slammed into her house, and then put the car in reverse. She then floored it! She drove across her property, went into the street, across my sister’s property, and crashed through their house! Unbelievable!  This lady crashed right through the aresa of the yard where my neices normally play with the dog. Anyway, the lady was passed out from drinking (not the crash).

You never know what will unfold in a day.

Anyway, to make a long story short, they just bought the house a couple months ago. Now, the damage is so severe that the integrity of the foundation has been compromised! The crash also caused a couple gas leaks. The end result is that they are homeless for the time being, and are staying in a hotel for now.

The lady that crashed, seems to have skipped town after her release from jail. She was only renting the house across the street. The insurance situation does not look good.

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A pic of me and my sister. Hopefully she won’t be too angry with me for putting it on here! :)

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The point to all of this is that we never know how our situations will change each day. If your world would turn upside down overnight, how would you handle it? Are you spiritually prepared to get through? Will you only seek God in a tough situation? My sister and her family are a great example. They have already forgiven this lady, and have said that they just care about her getting the help that she needs. It’s going to be tough, but they are pushing through.

Always look to what God has to say:

YOU SAY: “I can’t figure things out.”
GOD SAYS: “I will direct your steps.” Proverbs 3:5-6

YOU SAY: “I can’t do it.”
GOD SAYS: “You can do all things through Jesus who strengthens you.” Philippians 4:13

YOU SAY: “I’m not able.”
GOD SAYS: “I am able.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

YOU SAY: “It’s not worth it.”
GOD SAYS: “It will be worth it.” Romans 8:28

YOU SAY: “I can’t manage.”
GOD SAYS: “I will supply all your needs.” Philippians 4:19

YOU SAY: “I am afraid.”
GOD SAYS: “I have not given you a spirit of fear but a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7

YOU SAY: “I’m always worried and frustrated.”
GOD SAYS: “Cast your cares onto me.” 1 Peter 5:7

YOU SAY: “I feel all alone.”
GOD SAYS: “I will never leave or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5