Last week we had some drama go down around here. I'll just start at the beginning.
Two Friday's ago my husband and I settled down for the night with glasses of wine and a movie (yes that's what we do pretty much every Friday) when my husband got a call from a good friend (JJ) to say that his building site had been robbed. All of his tools had been stolen and his new dirt bike (Lots of thousands of dollars here). My husband had been keeping his dirt bike over there and his was left laying in the dirt for some reason.
My husband, being the manly man he is, jumped up, grabbed his shotgun! and told me he loved me before he was running out the door to help JJ. I waited around and soon he called to say that they were going to wait for the robbers to come back while hiding in a camper, and when they came back to take his dirt bike they would "run out, unload some shotgun rounds in the air, startle the guys and then pound their faces in". Yes, my good Christian husband:)
Needless to say I only got fits of sleep that night and at 5:30 my phone rang, but I was already awake and very very worried. He called to say that the plan was working, until they fell asleep around 2 am and now his bike was gone too!
Why didn't he chain it to something? His answer was "I know, I know".
I have been reading the Psalms every day and that morning I read Psalm 71:10-16 "For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together. They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him." Be not far from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me. May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace. But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone."
Now this is where the story is his and he'd have to tell you because I just kept getting little phone calls and text messages of what was going on. Basically Bill called around to all his "old" buddies and coincidently his best friend had gotten a phone call from someone trying to sell him a list of tools that sounded pretty darn familiar. The guy was someone my husband knew from growing up around here and he drove and found his house. There he found a dirt bike trail going through the grass and down to a shed.
Long story short they worked with the police and got everything back and the guys got arrested. The main guy is sitting in jail as we speak.
I guess I've been feeling very defeated lately and I've started believing that we're going to be overwhelmed with trials for the rest of our lives but Psalm 27:13 says "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."
So I was reminded that day that God is for us and he has good things planned for us.