Everyone faces hard times in their life. Some are harder than others. Some seem hard at the time, but in the long run aren’t that hard. Other things feel like they will break you and that life can never get back to normal. Today, I would like to share a little bit of encouragement in the form of a true story. The names have been changed for safety purposes.
SUV + electrical fire + 30 gallons of gas
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. My brother-in-law, John, decided to bring his family to town. They stopped at the gas station and filled the SUV up with 30 gallons of gas. Next on the agenda was a stop at the local Tire and Lube place to see if there were any openings for an oil change.
John went inside and was waiting in line when his wife, Jane, ran in and said there was smoke coming from under the hood. John ran outside and popped the hood. A small fire had started. He ran back inside to get the 20 pound extinguisher the Express had while Jane got the kids out of the car.
John tried to put out the flame, but the extinguisher did nothing and soon the SUV was engulfed in flames and burned to a crisp.
All my husband and I could think of after being told of this was how gracious God was. Bill has said a few times that this weekend could have been the worst in his life. But it wasn’t.
God took care of our family and He can take care of you no matter what is happening in your life. I would be honored to pray for you if you have a situation you need prayer for. If you do, please comment below or email me (author [at] faithblum [dot] com).