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An appliance -- let's say it's the washing machine, because that's what it was -- breaks down. Not at your house, but at your elderly parent's house. After having the situation assessed by a knowledgeable handyman (your husband, in this case) who says it would best be handled by a professional, you call Sears to schedule a repair appointment. And the person on the other end gives you a time next week -- next Thursday, to be exact. (In the meantime, of course, you are doing your parent's laundry at your own home.)
It will tell you a great deal about the busyness of my week when you learn that my response to this week-in-the-future appointment date was, "That would be great!" The man on the other end sounded a bit surprised. I almost think he said, "It will?" He probably doesn't get that response very often when he mentions repair dates over a week away. But I was just. so. relieved. that it wasn't last week. The Lord knew I didn't need to add another thing to that week. I'm so thankful that our times are in His hands!
"But I trusted in Thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in Thy hand ..."