Saturday, August 3, 2013
Hidden Not Gone
Do you have something you just love that makes your life easier?
I do. My iPad is one of my favorite things. It's so easy to take on a long car ride. I found that I can compose emails, tweet, write and play games if the sun isn't shining or we are driving in the dark.
On our last trip to Nashville it was sunny. No iPad for me, then I thought why not try my sunglasses? Now this might be a no brainer for most of you but my sunglasses don't have those wonderful trifocals that let me see up close.
With the glasses perched on the bridge of my nose I pulled out my wonder toy and turned it on.
Panic gripped me.
The screen was dark. Maybe I hadn't charged it, easy fix, we have a plug in the car, except the screen remained dark. I pushed the on/off button hoping it was something I forgot to do.
Still nothing. Just darkness
Yes, I admit it this was pure foolishness to feel all of these emotions but hang with me....
I figured I'd take a nap so I slid off my sunglasses.
There was a time when I thought I was really alone. I was scared but that didn't matter becasuse my mom raised a strong daughter. I could get through this time in my life without anyone's help.
It wasn't going well, then a friend helped me remove those 'sunglasses of pride' and I was able to see all that God had put before me. Friends, family and even people I barely knew were there to help me.
I was never alone. God is always there and He provides.
He's promised to never leave or forsake me or you!
What about you? Have you had your sunglasses on? What did you discover when you took them off?
Tell us in the comments please! We love to hear your voices.
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances about women who challenge their fears even though they want to run from them. Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families.