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Will I ever learn?


So last night, my water heater decides to die. Today I schedule home depot to come and do all the work, not for free of course, but it will all get done and I can go on with life. Relieved and ready to start my day, my body decides I will not start day as the one of my worse allergy attacks commence and I am stuck in bed until noon. Finally at noon, sneezing or not, box of tissue under arm, I decide I have to start my day. My son is home, the new water heater will be here soon and I have things to do. I sit down to sneeze, sniffle and do bills when the water heater gets here, or so I thought. The tech decided to come and do measurements and inspection before picking up the heater. This is where it all goes south. There is mold, water damage and he can't figure out why we lost water in 2 showers, not even cold is working. Ok, so it started out at a hefty price of purchase, delivery, installation and haul away, and now is a minimum 10 day repair/replace/gut project with a price tag bigger than my bank account.

Anxiety, fear, anger, frustration....you name it, I was feeling it! Why???? This is not fair!!!! Are you kidding me????

Am I the only one with days like these?

So anyways....

after a long day of self-pity, stress, and trying to figure out how to fix this myself, I decide to STOP! I light a scented candle, make a cup of strong coffee, grab my Bible and google verses about feeling overwhelmed. I need to stop this storm raging inside of me which is not only affecting me but every one I love.

I open to 2 Timothy 1:7

"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline".

I knew that!

Ugh!

Me: tears of anxiety and fear

God in me: Power

Me: grumpy, short, not very nice

God in me: Love

Me: Eat 1/4 jar of nutella to calm my anxiety

God in me: self-discipline

Why does it take me so long to do things God's way and save myself and others heartache, pain and extra pounds?

Am I the only one?

Thank God for His word and reminder. He is with me, He is with us and has provided the tools to be victorious in days like these!

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