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A transmission of trust to God


I sat in the dealership and listed five things I was thankful for in that moment. 

One of those things was having enough income to meet our obligations, be generous with others and prepare for our future.

And then they told me we need a new transmission.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

— Psalm 139:23-24, New Living Translation

Lord, in about every aspect of my life, I hear you asking me, “Do you trust me to guide you? Do you know I have my best in mind for you, daughter? This is getting really good!”

So today I’m laughing, throwing up my hands and saying, “I don’t feel like I’ve got much of a choice!  Because there’s no way I’m ever doing it all with my own strength.”

Nicole Boehrig

Nicole Boehrig

But I don’t have to.  I have asked God to put me in over my head, so I see him and trust him. 

I feel in over my head in parenting. In work. In figuring out our tricky automotive warranty. 

But I’m rooted in now. I’m breathing. I’m practicing gratitude. And I’m praying big!

If you haven’t seen God lately, maybe you need to put yourself in places where your dreams are beyond your reach. 

That’s when God can extend his arm to reach you.

Nicole Boehrig, a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and her husband Sean served as missionaries in the southern African nation of Eswatini. They now live in North Carolina with their two children. A few hours after writing this piece, Nicole Boehrig learned that the transmission replacement was covered by their extended warranty.  

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