My technology trauma left me wondering if I would ever crawl out of the pit. Maybe you feel that way right now. Your trauma may not be technology. Perhaps it’s a lingering illness, injuries from a car accident or the loss of a job. Maybe it’s the loss of a loved one, a strained relationship with grown children or a divorce.
In last week’s blog post, I told you about my computer, printer and cell phone troubles. I tried to focus on the positive in the midst of the challenges, but I went through waves of doubt, worry and fear. A couple of nights I didn’t sleep well, and a few times I lost my appetite. How many times have you experienced similar reactions when you faced a crisis?
I fought to keep the faith through prayer, praise & worship music and promises from the Bible. I didn’t always win the individual battles, but I tried again to win the war. http://ctt.ec/r9WbQ (Click to tweet)
I bought a new laptop and a printer. My tendency is to cling to the old familiar items and be comfortable. How do you feel about change?
Since my Microsoft Office program was five years old, I prayed for the strength of David fighting the Philistine giant as I bought the latest version of Microsoft Office for the Mac. Then I placed a card on my desk that says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear” (New KJV).
With the help of Apple Care, the Apple Store in Norfolk, VA and the Geek Squad at Best Buy in Newport News, VA I’m almost settled. I love the features of my new laptop, the Microsoft Office program and the printer. In retrospect, I look at that hard drive crash as something the devil meant for evil, but God used for good.
Psalm 30:5 describes my experience the past two weeks, “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (NIV). That passage didn’t tell me how many nights and which morning. However, rejoicing has come for me, and I pray it soon will for you too.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega April 18, 2016