Well, on her drive home things got even more “fun” as a truck (either that she was behind or that was heading the opposite direction) lost a large rock or a mass of mud that hit the ground and then hit the car Monica was driving.
All she noticed was a smudge of mud on the windshield, so she kept on driving. When she got home, she got out of the car to see that the driver’s side front end was significantly damaged. It looked like this: (the picture under this article).
Well, we called the insurance people, then took it to a local body shop. They told me she was “lucky” not to be injured or worse, based on where the mass hit and that it didn’t go into the windshield. I don’t think “luck” had anything to do with it...God was watching out for her.
Eight days later, we got the car back and it was in incredible shape. It had a new front end and, well, a new car feel and even new car smell to it. They had even vacuumed the interior and there was not a trace of dog hair, which is truly amazing!
So I started thinking about how messed up the car was, but, when we turned it over to someone who knew what they were doing and placed the car in their care...the car came back good as new.
Such is life. We mess our lives up so bad. Sometimes it is our fault, other times...well...we just couldn’t dodge the obstacle coming at us and it hits us.
The world tells you that it knows how to fix things and offers items that, in the end, actually make our lives an even bigger wreck.
The thing to do is simple: turn our lives over to the One who knows what He is doing. We need to place our lives in His care.
If we will do this and allow Him to do what He does, without interference from anyone else, He will make our lives just like new again.
The wise teacher says, in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He makes all things beautiful in its time.”
God can take even the most messed up life and make it beautiful, in His time.