Blessed By A Busted Pipe
I woke up early Sunday morning made my way to the porch with my coffee, bible, and journal in hand. The hubs decided he was going to hit Home Depot before the chaos. I opened my devotional and started reflecting on how it related directly to my life. The topic of my study was Rest In Me. My mind was immediately sent into a world wind as I read and studied the scripture relating to rest.
Psalm 62:5-8 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
I journaled about my busy life and how for many years I have been too busy to rest. Read more about that story in Find Rest In Jesus, my journey to true happiness.
While I sat on my porch reading and reflecting on the word I decided that I need to take time to purposely rest in the Word daily and have one full day of rest on Sunday. I decided this would be the day I would start honoring what God longs for us to do. I would honor the Sabbath and rest. I said a prayer and ask the Lord to help me find peace in resting. Little did I know but the enemy had his own plan. I went inside to grab a book after writing in my journal and heard an odd noise that sounded a lot like rushing water. I peeked into the kitchen and noticed the flood of water that was all over my floors and blasting out from under the kitchen sink.
This is where the chaos begins. This is the moment the enemy sabotaged my day of rest. I face timed my hubby and he walked me through how to shut off the water and stop the flood. I screamed for my son and had him grab every beach towel from the linen closet and we started sopping up the gallons of water. After getting up the water I decided to see if it made it to the basement since I was honestly unsure how long the pipe was bursting water into my home. I went down the stairs and around the corner to see a waterfall of water. Oh yeah, the water had been flooding my house for more than just a minute. I envision it was flooding my home the whole time I wrote about Finding Rest In Jesus.
Once Rock (my hubs) got home he assessed the damage went out to his work truck and grabbed a shock vac. He also grabbed his high powered leaf blower and set it up to start drying out the floors. We spent the remainder of our today on hour hands and knees sucking up with water from each of the wooden planks in our floors. I think Rock got excited every time he saw a stream of water shooting up out of the grooves. We spent hours together taking turns on expressing the water. This may not have been the way we wanted to spend our day but we spent it together. There was no stress, there was no worry, we both shared the same mission and worked together to accomplish it.
As we sat down for dinner I looked over at my exhausted hubby and I said today was a good day. He looked at me like I was crazy and asked: “Why”? I told him how much I enjoyed spending time with him. How I appreciated the fact that he didn’t get stressed or angry. I loved how he remained calm and reassuring. I told him about my devotional time and how the topic was rest. We laughed together about how our day was far from restful.
I realized that rest isn’t always relaxing on the couch binge watching tv. It’s not laying in bed and watching your favorite movie. Sometimes rest is just knowing that no matter what floods rush into your life that you have the comforting of know you can find peace in Jesus. Just as Psalm 62:5-8 states. We must also remember to rejoice during those difficult times.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
As I went to bed that night I thanked God for the uninterrupted time Rocky and I got to spend together. I thanked Him for covering us with his peace as we dealt with the chaos of events. I thanked Him for my amazing hubby and for our marriage and strengthing our bond through life events. I thanked Him for the busted pipe and the flood of blessings he filled my heart with!
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How has a difficult time blessed you? I would love for you to share your story in the comments.