On the good days, it’s easy to say that God is in control. We look around with a happy sigh and agree with God that He is ruling well. Life has a good hum, an easy rhythm.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good.
But then there are the other days. Days of dashed hopes and spiraling circumstances.
I remember one season when we felt much like the little boy who plugged the leak by putting his finger in the dike only to find other leaks began to spring as he ran out of fingers to plug them.
We had four children under five and we were for the first time depending only on Dan’s salary. Trying to make some extra income, we’d taken on three small rental houses.
First an air conditioner condenser needed replacing. Then a pool pump gave out. A tenant stopped paying. One of the houses flooded. It was problem after problem and it drained every bit of our energy and all of our cash reserves — and then some. [Read more…]