I'm sure you've heard of the old adage, "No use crying over spilled milk." Essentially this phrase means there is no point in getting upset over something that you had no control over.
This past week, I learned this lesson in a very hands on way. I spilled tea... all over my MacBook laptop.
If you're a Mac owner, you know that a spill is often the kiss of death.
As I knocked the bottle of tea over, this reality hit me. My innocent bottle of unsweetened tea would be the death of my Mac.
And the weird thing? I was okay with it.
I was resigned.
This is due mainly to the fact that over the past few weeks God has been doing everything in His power to make me trust Him, and this spill just felt like another test refining my faith.
But another part of it was recognizing the reality that my computer was bound to die someday.
So why would I cry? Why would I be upset?
I decided there was no use crying over spilled tea.
I trusted God. If He wanted my computer to work again, it would work. If He didn't want my computer to work again, it wouldn't work.
At first, it didn't work. My keyboard seemed to be shot, but a friend was able to repair my computer. The tea mainly damaged the connection between the keyboard and the motherboard. Since the connector was cleaned, it has worked pretty much the same.
It has a few glitches here and there, but it works. It's only by the grace of God because frankly, the damage could have been far worse (I spilled a whole lotta tea).
In the midst of tea spills or other seemingly chaotic situations, God has put Scripture and verses on my heart that remind me to trust Him. Here are just a few of them:
"We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
All of Psalm 23:
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Me makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
God is good, even after a tea spill. These verses show His goodness and that if anyone can be trusted, it's Him.
While a tea spill on a computer is not advantageous, the Lord showed me His goodness through it.
And I will definitely not be leaving an opened bottle of tea by my laptop again anytime soon.
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