Thursday, June 23, 2011

Plans to Harm Me?

June 22nd
Woke up late
Rain storm (good for Houston, bad for traffic)
Son across town to U of H computer camp
Daughter to writing camp 25 minutes late
Garage door breaks
Won't open
Fight with injured husband ensues (guilt floods me)
Dog has diarrhea
Doesn't want to pee or poop outside
Doesn't want wet feet
Or is it because I've ignored her?
Cleaning up poop and pee.
In the cracks of my wood floor
Glasses broke in middle of yoga class
At least I know what to do
Identity Theft
$849 drained from account
Negative balance over $400
Credit card cancelled
Can't give to orphans overseas without it
Orphans account closed :..(
Son angry about Dad
Can't play video games on big screen
Husband on couch in front of tv all day
Moaning in pain
Husband not able to negotiate finances
Called Paypal
They say I must call my bank
Called bank
They say call this number
Everything will be ok
Called number
It's Paypal
Long waits with muzak droning
To hear can't handle $$
Without husband's permission
Poor Paypal guy
Listening to my sobs.

All the while
I am praising God
Not suffering
Praying for a troubled friend
Praying for issues in Israel
And persecuted throughout the world.
In the afternoon, after
being on hold to bank
Late to yoga class
and the glasses break,
I think, "This is ridiculous!"
I see Satan's attacks so clearly
But they keep coming
I dodge and weave
Fight back.
I may have sobbed to Paypal guy but
I quote Jeremiah 29:11 through gritted teeth
I know the plans I have for you
Says the Lord
Plans, not to harm you, but to
Give you a hope and a future.
HA! Take that!
You have not won!

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

1 comment:

  1. I tried to post a lovely coment yesterday, but it did not post. The "gist" of it...I love you Karen, you are a very strong person! "Hang in there Baby"!All my love, Kathryn. xox