Thorns among the Barbs

Thoughts on my journey to heaven

Bugs on the windshield

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There is a Jamie Grace song “Beautiful” that was playing on my headphones when the text message came in..

On the way to work – car died
Car wont turn over
roadside assistance here now
roadside left, waiting tow truck
towed to garage, waiting on the mechanic
head gasket blown, oil and radiator fluid everywhere – too costly to repair

Words fell like bullets into my gut.  And yet the song continued to play and the lyrics jumped into my consciousness:

When trouble seems to rain on my dreams
It’s not a big, not a big deal
Let it wash all the bugs off my windshield
Cause You’re showing me in You I’m free
And You’re still the refuge
That I’ve just got to get to
So I won’t let a day go, won’t let a day go by
So put the drop top down, turn it up,
I’m ready to fly.    – Beautiful, Jamie Grace

By faith i will not focus on the trauma of the loss of our only vehicle.  By faith i will let this rain storm wash all the bugs off my windshield, and trust this is working toward a greater goal.

Its strange to say I have a deep peace in this decision. I will trust God for the provision of a vehicle, which will be functional, and which we can afford.  He has provided our every need in the past, and he changes not… so

“Lord, this is your strength. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and your wealth is beyond what we might understand.  You have told us that you are our loving father, and that if a child would ask his father for a fish would he give a snake instead (no, absolutely not), or would he give a stone for bread. No, you are good, and even before we were aware of the need you knew.  You hold everything in your control.  Please lead us and guide us to the vehicle you wish us to find, and provide the means to purchase it.  Today, unwaveringly i will trust you for this.  You are indeed worthy to be trusted, and i thank you now in advance knowing that an answer is at hand.  Amen”

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Written by Barbara Bloom

January 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

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  1. Your story made me think of Ex.14:29a: ‘But the children of Israel had walked on DRY land in the midst of the sea,’ and Dan.3:27b: ‘…and the SMELL of fire was not on them.’
    When we put our faith in God, He is faithful to deliver us. And His deliverance is full and complete. The Israelites didn’t have to struggle through the mud, they crossed on dry land. Not only did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego survive the furnace, they didn’t even smell like smoke.
    God is always out doing Himself. His love is extravagant. When He solves a problem, He goes above and beyond.
    I admire your faith and your decision to trust God through this trial. Hang in there, He won’t let you down.

    Johnathan Ness

    January 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM

  2. Thank you Jonathan. And may the Lord bless you for your kind comments of encouragement. Living by faith is the most difficult, yet the most rewarding way to go. Knowing God’s character is good, and he will take care of his own is in itself worth yielding and trusting. Blessings.

    Barbara Bloom

    January 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM


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