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Right Now, It’s Like This

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On April 22, 2020 my house got pounded by tennis ball size hail. Inside, it sounded and felt like artillery shells were hitting the roof. At daylight the next morning, I went out to survey the damage. Parts of our siding looked like swiss cheese, and the roof had more divots than a golf course fairway!

Severe weather is common here–our home has been damaged by wind and hail twice before, but never like this. I contacted my insurance company, and the slow cakewalk began. Why are they so quick to take premiums, but slow to pay claims?

Getting paid for damages is just the beginning of a larger pain in the next. That’s not a typo. I meant to say pain in the NEXT; construction delays are REAL. It’s easier to find a live leprechaun, than an experienced roofer after a hail storm!

As I type, it two months after the storm, and still no new roof. However, there are pallets of shingles on my front lawn and a contractor’s trailer parked in the driveway. The timeline for job completion has been adjusted and readjusted and re-readjusted. Cue sound of breaking glass.

Three days later…

I went for a run this morning, fussing and fuming the whole time about our hopelessly stalled project. By the time I finished and walked in the door, I was ready to call our contractor and say, “Enough is enough.” But my wife stopped me as I walked through the living room, “Sweetheart, listen to the verse of the day.”

Yet those who wait upon the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 40:31 NASB

“Ok God, message received,” I thought to myself, “I’ll at least wait until I’m not angry before I decide to do anything.” I went out back to cool off–physically and emotionally–and sat for a few minutes with a towel over my head: “God I can’t take much more of this.”

Back inside, I realized it was trash day, so I opened the garage door to take out the garbage. And that’s when I noticed the ladder leaning against the house. The roofers were here!

I hear stories like this sometimes, and I think, “Yeah right.”
But then it happens to me.

Thank God.

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

14 replies on “Right Now, It’s Like This”

This post was absolutely beautiful, not the events that inspired it, but just seeing the Lord’s hand at work causing His Word to be manifested. Hallelujah!

Lord, may the contractors work with speed and agility today 🙏🏽

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It has helped me to remember that, compared to eternity, everything is temporary. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Cor 4:17

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First our gas fireplace went on us and we spent two weeks in a very cold house in the winter.

Then the basement kept on flooding. It turned out that the weeping tiles were in need of replacing. A job that should have taken two days took two months because the contractor would do a little work at a time while working on other projects. This delayed my garden planting season.

Next the septic tank kept on filling up too fast. It is because we had so much rain in the spring all the tiles are clogged. It has been two weeks and we are still waiting for a company to come clean them.

Praise the Lord He convinced me to plant the vegetables in containers or else we would not have a garden this year.

Ain’t 2020 a grand year.

Makes me wonder what the rest of the year has in store.

BUT, I know Jesus is walking with me through it all so I am taking it light heartedly.

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