Monday, March 22, 2010

Washer Repair...true lessons in trust and submission!

I could jokingly say, "See? This is what happens when your washer breaks and your husband is a process engineer!" I could...but I won't...cuz there was a much bigger lesson for me this weekend...
and NO the washer isn't fixed yet.
After some recent not so fun rollercoaster rides with WORRY...I just knew all day laundry day...as load after load didn't spin out...that I was to PRAY and not WORRY! I prayed with each load that I rung out by hand. It's amazing all the scripture that comes to mind when you focus on praying and NOT worrying.
Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I even calmly told my Loverbrains about the problem... and requested prayer for our silly washer...our pretty new, very computerized washer...
So, the sweet Loverbrains then decided to take the washer apart...and trouble shoot it himself with the little manual they put in the back. I started to flail and flounder at this point, I'll admit. I might have called my parents and tried to pull points on "even my Mr. Fixit Dad doesn't fix computerized stuff." Of course, that backfired badly cuz my parents obnoxiously support our marriage...and told me to TRUST my husband..."after all he is a process engineer, dear! If he thinks he can do it, you need to listen to him." So, I tried to back off...and lay it down with God...er, again!
So, it turns out Mr. Loverbrains has already saved us about $200 in parts and service fees...and through the sacrifice of his sleep and research...is ordering our new part today. The biggest hurdle between now and then...is to be truly thankful...and to LEARN to really trust in the future. I should point out...that even if it all doesn't work, this is still a good lesson for me...to submit to his way of doing things...no matter how foreign and frustrating it might be at the time. AND...to submit to HIS way of doing things!

God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good!!

4 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Your husband sounds like my husband. :-) Thankfully his working on appliances usually turns out pretty well. I love your last few lines about even if it doesn't work out, it's been a good lesson in trust and submission to him and Him.

e-Mom said...

Oh, yes! BTDT! My husband is "handy" but I don't always understand what he's doing. (We've saved bundles of denarii.)

I loved your story. :~D

Critty said...

:) What a lesson. Our God constantly moving and working. I am glad your hubby was able to save you some money....and be handy. I guess sometimes life is full of surprises and you had some this weekend.

My word verification was wisun. Interesting ;)

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