Burned some calories this morning at the gym.
I felt great.
Drove downtown to get me a delicious after-workout shake and energy tea.
I turned into the perfect spot, parked, and slightly opened my car door. Slightly.
Suddenly. Not even in a split second, I found myself in the middle of a car ACCIDENT.
A car sped through, hit my car door, and thankfully missed my leg. Thankfully.
The impact of the crash should have removed my entire car door.
But it didn’t.
As I stood and watched the vehicle continue to drive and finally stop, I did what I knew best to do.
Various emotions surfaced: Anger, frustration, and fear to name a few.
I asked Jesus to flow through these emotions as I walked towards the person who crashed into my car door.
“Are you okay?”, I asked.
“Is your car okay?”
“Yes,” she repeated. “Is your car okay?”
“Yep,” I replied. “I just wanted to make sure you are okay.”
This would not have been my reaction many, many years ago. God only knows what kind of words would have come out of my mouth. Out of anger, I probably would have been more concerned about my car than the person who crashed into me knowing I was not at fault.
Thankfully and miraculously, my vehicle was just fine! You cannot tell that my vehicle was hit at all. Thankfully my feet are still intact. Thankfully, God moved through my emotions and helped me to forgive the person who crashed into my vehicle. Thankfully all worked out well. Thankfully, I still got to enjoy a delicious “wedding cake” in a cup!
I feel like I’m being stretched in the area of my emotions. I’m learning to thank God in situations that don’t make sense. I’m learning to praise God in all things. I’m learning to be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger on a DEEPER LEVEL. I mean DEEP.
Also, Psalm 91:10 is a Scripture that stays with me:
“No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.”
I tend to meditate on this when I am driving.
May you all be blessed today – emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically.