I feel like the devil has really been coming after me lately. A few people know already but last wednesday I was in another car accident. I’m okay. A little sore still but I’ll be fine.
Anyways, no one likes to get in to car accidents. To me it just seemed like yet another thing for me to deal with. It just felt like moment after moment I was being hit (no pun inteded) with more bad news. For starters, my insurance company didn’t want to pay for my car to get fixed. Or should I say, my CLAIMS ADJUSTER didn’t. My car barely looked scratched and as for inside work it was the same. He wouldn’t let me get a second opinion, he didn’t want to release my car to me, he wouldn’t even let me keep my rental car for a SECOND DAY even though Geico says that they would pay for it for up to THREE days.
But upon dealing with all of that I can say that through it all I have been surrounded by so many people reaching out to me and praying over me. I honestly get so overwhelmed by the many prayers I’ve received. The past five days have been really challenging. Mentally, physically, and spiritually. But one thing stood out to me during this past Sunday’s service. My pastor said something along the lines of, “Christians always try to act surprised when the devil attacks you.” And boy was I surpised when I got hit by that postal truck. Plus my insurance company showing ZERO sympathy for me was exactly what I needed after that. My prayers have been short but they were still there. It just felt like what am I supposed to pray for when I keep expecting to get more bad news? As Christians we shouldn’t be so surprised when satan attacks. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy right?
Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!
But who knows. God may have allowed this to happen but He kept me alive through it all. The devil may have tried to break my spirit (and honestly may have succeeded a little) by sending his own demonic claims adjuster to inspect my car but it was finally released to me and I was able to keep it as well as get it fixed at a much better, more resonably priced shop. Before today I was so confused about what to pray for. I am so thankful that I am okay and was able to return to work. I now realize that I just have to put my hope in God. This won’t be the first time I’ll be under attack. I’m sure the devil is just waiting to strike me again but isn’t that why faith is such a wonderful thing?
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
Continue praying for me and as always I will continue to pray for you.
BTW don’t get Geico insurance, they are horrible.