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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thy Will be Done

I don't know if this is God's sense of humor, the answer to a prayer, or just plain bad timing.

I took a lukewarm shower this morning. Not as a mortification, but because there didn't seem to be any hot water. I came downstairs, already having a feeling as to what I would find. Yup. The water heater is leaking. I'm fairly certain that this water heater was originally installed in 1984 when my townhome was built.

Last fall, I got a new furnace. Thanks to profit-sharing at my company, that has been paid off. But I was going to use my tax refund to finance a leave of absence from work. Well, that's not going to happen now. In a sense, that IS an answer to a prayer because I offered the work situation to God and asked him, that if He didn't want me to take Leave like this, then to not let it happen. I was to get an answer today from my Manager; now I'll just tell him to cancel the request.

I guess I'm not quitting my job anytime soon, either. Not with the bill this will generate.

But the good news is that since I have to wait for a service person to come out and shut down the heater (I paid for this service with a repair plan; I'm taking advantage!), and I have to do market research in order to find a cost-effective water heater ASAP, I can't go to work today.

I didn't plan to take the day off, and I would prefer not to have to just call in, but the reality is, as I realized last night, all of this is in God's hands, not mine. I have no control over the situation, so I submit to God's will.

Please keep this situation in your prayers; I really can't afford to do this but it could be a lot worse. I could be looking at extensive water damage, and I REALLY can't afford that. So I will accept this and pray it's not worse than it appears.

UPDATE: The service tech was out to turn off the water heater, verified that it does, in fact, need replacement. I spoke with the sales rep and they will get someone out today, by 4 pm.

The good news: I'm home today, looking for a job! Praise God!


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: I'm on it!

Cathy said...

I'm sorry about everything, Adoro.
I'll keep your situation in my prayers.

Sanctus Belle said...

If we are not tested by adversity our faith does not grow. What causes us to turn our hearts to trust in God more than financial troubles that cause us to feel unsafe? The Lord chastises those whom He loves and perhaps He calls you to trust more in Him than in money. Yes this is certainly a difficult lesson to learn! May God bless you abundantly.

Anonymous said...

It's a stormy sea that makes a skilled mariner. Praying for you.