Right Now, It’s Like This, Part 2

Recently I shared, Right Now, It’s Like This, about our long wait for a new roof after a hail storm.

The roofers finally arrived that morning and began to work. They were here all that day and the next, and the roof was two-thirds finished. But the following morning they did not show up.

I called our contractor. He said the crew leader told him they were getting caught up on other jobs and would return the next morning. They didn’t. The contractor contacted them again, and they promised to return that afternoon at 4PM. Again, they didn’t.

My wife and I were beginning to think they weren’t coming back.

Two hours later,the crew finally returned and finished the roof. Well, almost. After they left, I went up to take a look. The ridge was not complete–they ran out of those type of shingles! And no one said anything about coming back. So I sent an urgent message to our contractor, along with a picture, but got no response.

At 8:45 the next morning, the roofers AND the contractor showed up with the needed materials and completed the ridge.

The 72 hours saga was over. During that time we had gone through a range of emotions, but by the time the roof was finished, the soap opera level reactions we experienced had given way to elation.

With the project behind us, our earlier worries seemed overblown. A friend who worked for years in the trades told me that sub-contractors who have plenty of work don’t always get in a hurry–“they know they will eat,” he said. Our contractor assured me as well that he wouldn’t have left us with a partial roof.

I guess we watch to much HGTV.

Later that evening, I turned to the scriptures for wisdom.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

James 1:2,3

That first day I saw the roofer’s ladder against the house, after weeks of delay, I thought the endurance part was over. In reality, it was only half-time. James said the testing of faith develops perseverance. I was thinking instamatic camera, but got 35MM. Oh, and I wasn’t too joyful about it.

Can you relate?

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15 responses to “Right Now, It’s Like This, Part 2”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks , brother. You beat me to it. 😀

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  2. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    “Now all discipline seems to be more pain than pleasure at the time, yet later it will produce a transformation of character, bringing a harvest of righteousness and peace to those who yield to it.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s so true, Chris. The process isn’t painless, but receiving the promise makes it worth it. There’s something in the Bible about discipline not being pleasant at the time, but yielding a harvest of righteousness later. I’m going to look up the address. Thanks for the reminder. Iron does indeed sharpen iron.

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  4. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    It takes time to develop any skill or trait. We just have to stay in the process to receive the promise.

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing. I realize such issues are common, it’s just so easy to become overwhelmed by them. I need to remember that many people in the world barely have a roof over their heads at all. I’m glad things worked out with the second dealership. Blessings.

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  6. Island Traveler Avatar

    Yes, can very much relate. Worry is very human, but Patience and Faith is Divine. Left my car at the dealer’s auto shop for the second time for the same problem within a week. Before that , we had a very bad experience with another auto shop of the same car brand but different branch. We spent a lot on it, stressed so much for it, but now there seems to be hope with it. The second dealer shop was too nice to let go of the additional charges as it’s the same problem. God is good🙏

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Alan. I saw you posted earlier, but hadn’t read it yet. I just did. Knowing our redeemer lives,and that we will stand with Him one day, is a great comfort. Blessings.

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  8. holytreasurehunter Avatar

    Great post David. It is amazing how often God has to tell us/show us in His time, all the time telling us to be patient. Some trials take time, always too much time in human terms. I am in the process of reading Job, which is a heavy duty lesson on dealing with trials and keeping our faith intact. I realise that despite what trials come my way I need to join Job in proclaiming “I know that my Redeemer lives!” God bless you brother.

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Deandra. Prayers were answered via crockpot, not microwave. 😊

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  10. Precious One Avatar

    I can totally relate – whew! I agree, endurance certainly is a way patience is perfected – the Lord has a way of allowing the process to slow cook and simmer to develop character. Glad the roof is completed 🥳

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. Yes, I’m glad too that God didn’t just create the world and walk away.

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  12. DeborahMarie Avatar

    Trials, what would life be without them? This side of heaven, we will never know. If it weren’t for the Word of God, we would have no idea how to handle the trials of life! Praise God He didn’t leave us stranded to figure it out on our own. Glad to hear your roof is finished!

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Sally. We still have more work to be done here, but I promised my wife I’ll be more patient.
    Basically, I am a squirrel 🐿, and don’t sit still very well!

    But God is good. Thank you for the comment. I enjoy your blog.

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  14. Sally Avatar

    Hi David!
    I’m glad your roof was completed.

    We live in Newfoundland, and things move slowly here.
    Our house is a restored historic house.
    It needed some electrical upgrades, which took two years to finish.
    We have learned to be patient here. 🤗🌷

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