Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Stress Level is High Today...

God is good...even in these difficult times. Lord knows I need His mercy today and some of your prayers if you should venture over here today.

Last night I dropped my work laptop and not only did the power cord break within the computer, I now have lines all over the screen. Several issues now arise. I am at the mercy of our IT department to come to my rescue....I haven't heard from them yet this morning. All my files I need, especially for the conference I am coordinating next week to train nurses in being parish nurses is on this machine. I had not downloaded anything to my thumb drive yet. I was originally denied a part-time contract here at the college-the new dean came back, not only with a part-time contract but more $$ than I had asked for (did I say God is good?) but now that I am going part time, they could feasibly say no to another lap top. I live on that thing!!

So I am placing this in God's hands and prayer. I will accept whatever comes my way but I am sitting at my desk frozen, unable to complete anything!! IT just call. Most likely the college will require me to pay the damages as it is not covered under their contract. They most likely will not replace this computer with a desk top either because of budget. I do not have the finances!! I NEED PRAYER LADIES!!!

My husband visited my blogs this morning. He commented that everything I seem to be studying God seems to really be working in my life and trying to fine tune it-such as loving my kids fully from Sundays post. It has been a challenge. So he asked me if I might try studying something like "How to live with too much money" and maybe God would swing that by our way. I thought that was too funny! Do you know any good studies on how to live with too much money?!?!?!? It's a thought. Anything is possible with God!!

Pray for my situation!! laptop...oh my work files......I need my work files......

In His Graces~Pamela

Update--keep the prayers coming. I have an older laptop on loan from IT and my files have been transfered. God is good. I will probably find out next week if I have to pay for the damage and repairs. I can be like another professor who did the same thing to his computer and refuse but he has been without a computer from the college sense. You know, it has crossed my mind that this is a "God-thing"...maybe He is saying I rely on that stupid machine too much and I need to break away from it....maybe....please pray. Thank you.


SweetPea said...

Pamela, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. Not just one issue stemming from the accident but many...replacement, finances, files. When it rains it pours. But you know what else happens when it rains? God provides a rainbow.

To be honest, my very first thoughts as I read your post is this: this may be a testing of your faith. God may be trying to fine tune something within you. Maybe He wants to see your faith in action and see you trusting and not worrying. Trust and Worry very well be my next post as I have some thoughts written on it already.

Seriously, one thing I would highly suggest is do NOT compromise your tithing. Praise God for what He will do in this situation regardless of what that is. Thank Him for what you do have. At all costs, try not to worry and fret over the what ifs...what if they can't fix the files, what if I can't get money for a new computer.

Just go into this thing fully loaded with prayers. Satan is at your doorstep wanting to surround you with worry and doubt that God will pull through for you on this.

I have Holy bumps right now...believing and knowing God is going to do something great in this situation. He is going to "knock your socks off"! Believe Him and He will.

Matt. 21:22 If you believe you will receive whatever you ask for in prayers.
Matt 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

As I pondered on those scriptures I thought about all the scriptures I composed and included in my "worry" piece. Maybe this it God speaking to me telling me that should be my next post.

My fave Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart....

I know He'll do something fabulous in this situation even if at first it doesn't appear to be what you think it should be.

When one door closes, God opens a window. Windows are smaller so sometimes we don't see the blessings of that little bitty window.
In Him,

SweetPea said...

Hey Pamela. I am Paula but it is no problem that you called me Amy on one of your comments. It is hard to keep everything straight. Sometimes, I have to check the blog to find the name of the author.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.


tiggerdaisy said...

Will be praying for you for sure! I know it's a tough situation, but God will be there for you, so don't worry...just trust and obey! Easier said than done, I know!

Prayers and Blessings!

Amy said...

I just said a prayer for you, Pamela...And tell your husband, I like how he thinks!:)

I'm going to start hunting down that Bible study on living with too much money.:)
My family could use it too.

God Bless,