Monday, April 22, 2013

Broken... Yet Peaceful...

In Saturday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about how I took my broken down computer to Staples for repair.  Also, that after sending it away to be repaired, they let me know they were refusing to repair it.

Believe me when I say I was shocked!  And, angry.  Very angry.

After all, I had been a retailer in the past.  And, I made sure I trained my employees well.  Unlike what I felt they had done, when their employee convinced me to purchase the extended warranty, claiming that if it broke down, it would be repaired and cost me $0.00 out of my pocket.

And, here I was facing the prospect of having to purchase a new computer!

They offered me a buy-out.  The value of what they offered was not enough to cover the cost of a new computer.  I wasn't happy.  And, refused.

Since this left me unable to use a newer computer at home, I made use of an oldie computer I still have.  In addition, I used computers at our local library, or another branch that I found myself near, on occasion. 

My oldie laptop, that has never broken down, and never had a repair.  Praise God!  But, it runs so slowly, it isn't funny.

But, when I went to the library to write an entry for LwL, I was shocked to see that I couldn't access my back office.  This is where I write entries, and sometimes save them, prior to posting them.

In order to do be able to continue writing and posting for LwL, I had to make use of both my oldie and the library computers.  Sigh...

I was grateful that God provided for me.  Even during this rather stressful time, I prayed.

Philippians 4:6-7, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Yes, I let God know how I felt.  I prayed, thanking Him.  Even for this horrible ordeal I was in the middle of.

And, I trusted Him.  He provided me the peace I needed to be able to deal with this drastic situation. 

For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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