Yes, that is often the thought of many a math student sitting in the desk of math classes around the world. Well, let me tell you when you will use “this stuff”. Currently my life seems to be one big story problem; and the answers are not written at the back of the book!
We are excitedly looking to move back to Texas in the next few weeks. God has generously answered the prayers of many people and opened the doors for us to move back close to family. Right now, though, we constantly have to figure out all kinds of things:
- If we have to be in Texas by x-date yet our belongings will be picked up on y-date and it takes so many hours to get to Texas, how many hours do we need to travel each day? (Make consideration for traveling with two cats)
- If our insurance ended on June 30 and the COBRA information arrives on July 11 and is RIDICULOUSLY high, which short-term insurance plan should we go with taking into consideration the maintenance medications we are using and that our family will be traveling in two different directions in three different vehicles across the nation in just two weeks?
- How many jobs do I apply for in the short amount of time I have to sit at the computer and give to that task?
I could go on and on. I am getting many opportunities to quote Philippians 4:6 to myself…I’ve paraphrased it a bit to fit my situations though:
Be anxious for nothing, not even finding the right job,
Be anxious for nothing, not even how you will get all of this done,
but with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.
So the recipe for life is to start each day with Thanksgiving.
Thank you Lord for this move!
Thank you Lord for the opportunity to watch you work.
Thank you Lord for guiding each step of the way.
Thank you for the amazing friends and relatives that are all helping out in their own ways.
Thank you for being so amazing and loving me even when I don’t deserve it.
The answers are in the book…His book….the Bible.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
So when in doubt, go to the best book around, The Bible and seek his help with the story problems of life. The answers are not at the back of the book but all throughout, from start to finish! Then, as Philippians 4:7 goes on to say “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Back to packing!