Life Gives Us Dents

During my years of driving in SVG I’ve scraped my vehicle more than once on a wall or in a gutter. But was able to avoid traffic accidents till 2019, and a larger one seen above in early 2020.

Actually this isn’t an accident….

it’s a dent

Almost every vehicle in Saint Vincent has scrapes and dents on them. Sometimes people don’t have the money to fix them, but often its because the vehicle is drivable and in good shape even with dents.

The small roads of SVG along with some crazy drivers leads to having beat-up cars!

Those dents remind me life is often like that

The drama and stress of life will beat us up.

The question isn’t whether or not we will be beat up….it’s how we respond to being beat up.

Scripture clearly teaches that when we are weak, then God is strong. This is because the glory comes to Him instead of ourselves. And when we are empty of strength then the Lord can fill us.

The best known passage teaching this is from Paul who asked the Lord to remove his “thorn in the flesh.” God’s response was “my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). So Paul instead of complaining about infirmities glories in them.

Life gives us dings and dents from time to time

But that’s okay

Because God gets glory through them.

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