Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Structural Damage

Three weeks ago, I was involved in a car accident that had the potential to have seriously injured us both.  I, being the passenger was in a position of no control and all the power was in the hands of the driver.   As we slid and twisted and turned and I watched how my friend navigated to the best of her ability a situation that was beyond her control.  The car finally came to rest hitting a steel beam on the bridge and we walked away with no scratches, bumps or bruises and if you saw the car, you'd question why it wasn't...God was in control.  Of course we were sore afterwards but, that was to be expected and the car obviously has body damage and is being inspected for structural damage.

We are all passengers in this life, therefore, things in life will happen beyond your control and no matter how well disciplined or well trained you are in your finances, in living, in working, in health or in relationships, life happens beyond your control and it can leave us with structural damage.  Structural damage is described as:  damage to any part of the main structure or any component that is designed to provide structural integrity.

Structural damage in the human sense is loss of spirit, loss of faith, loss of mental capacity, hardened heart, a broken body and soul, with the main structure being our faith.  We must remember to stay prayerful in the worst of circumstances and know that God is in control and he is the only one that can repair human structural damage.  When life is beyond your control, remember, God is in control, rest in him and know that he will fix any and all structural damage done in your life.  Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble".

I pray this encourages....you are not alone!


  1. Thank you for your blog! I came across it on facebook and immediately ventured over to read it! I needed it today! I just received my 9th treatment today! Feeling poor, weak, nonattractive...and many other feelings....you lifted me up!! Reading your words means more than you know!! Take care!

    1. Hi Katharyn, I hope things are going well with you. Thank you so much, I always pray my words can uplift someone who needs it.