What do you do when troubles multiply? Do you follow a secret plan or have a formula that you use? Last week my desktop computer and laptop caused me lots of problems. Neither one wanted to work.
Email came in some of the time, but not always. One of my programs didn’t want to cooperate even though I attempted everything friends and acquaintances suggested.
My printer also joined forces against me and stopped printing. No matter what I tried with or without help on the phone and in person with a friend, the problems multiplied.
I needed to take two more online classes to renew my counseling licenses or face a late penalty fee. I couldn’t afford to do that, and it wouldn’t look professional.
When the commode in the master bathroom wouldn’t stop running, I felt defeated. Have you ever felt that way because of the circumstances in your life?
Your circumstances may not be technological problems, but they bring heartache, frustration, and anything but peace.
After four days of feeling hammered by troubles, I asked friends to pray. I wish I had done that first. Do you ask your friends to pray when troubles multiply?
In desperation, I put my hands on the laptop, the desktop, and the printer, as I knelt in prayer over them.
Within twenty-four hours, my desktop, laptop, and printer were working again. A friend came over and fixed the commode in five minutes.
After the purchase of a new modem and an update on a computer program, I watched the online webinars, passed the tests, and renewed my licenses on time.
Two days of peace without troubles multiplying and a good night’s sleep restored my peace. However, the email problems surfaced again.
An Internet service technician resolved that issue. I’m grateful for computer savvy people. Aren’t you?
If you’re one of them, thank God for the gift he’s given you to help people like me who don’t have that ability.
However, all kinds of troubles can multiply other than technological ones. What will you do when your troubles multiply?
Psalm 145:18: “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
Dear God, I call on you for help with my troubles, especially when they multiply. Amen.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega June 22, 2015 Updated on January 4, 2018