Saturday our refrigerator stopped working. Thankfully, we have a freezer in the garage so anything that was in our freezer was salvaged. Condiments and some deli stuff was put in our ice chest. Due to some unforeseen car repair expenses, the usual "first of the month payments" and many health and medicine expenses (since December!!!) we couldn't get our fridge fixed this week. The repairman is FINALLY coming today. My sweet husband - since he was feeling better yesterday - spent most of his day cleaning out the fridge. He took out all the drawers and shelves and, umm... left them on the kitchen table. I'm not sure why he did this, but I think he was trying to air out the fridge. So, this morning we came downstairs to the lovely smell of, well --- refrigerator. So I've spent the morning opening windows (both for the smell and to get the sick germs out), lighting candles, spraying with febreeze and putting the fridge back together. I really think we're at the end of our trials, I have hope that God has allowed these little things to teach us a lesson - one that is good and will make us more faithful in our daily walk with Him. I have definitely had a closer walk with Him this week than I have in the last month.
I feel like we're at the end of the roller coaster ride. Surely - we're at the end of the ride, right?
A friend gave me this verse this week and I have been meditating on it:
Romans 5:3-4 "And not only so,but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."