In Need of Repairs

Posted on February 6, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

A friend was recently in a car accident. She was injured but by God’s grace, she walked away with her life. Her car, however, was towed away. The estimate for the damages was astonishing yet they were not high enough to total the vehicle. After six weeks the car was returned looking brand new! A few weeks later my friend commented on a sticky door latch on the side where the car was hit and repaired. Still, no one would know that the repaired door had such an issue by looking at it.

Before I came to know Christ I looked okay on the outside but I was a wreck! I was walking around not knowing the injuries I sustained by going the way of the world. When I came to Jesus I knew that my fractured relationship with my heavenly Father was healed, yet I needed a lot of work! There are days, even 23 years later, when I find it hard to believe that God the Father sees me through the lens of Jesus – perfect, whole and new. Often, more often than I care to admit, this is not how I see myself. I know where things are still out of alignment. I know where the sticky places lurk in my heart. Still, Jesus paid an astonishing price for me and He continues to tweak here and there when necessary – which is most of the time! He sees all the beauty of His handiwork in my life but He also knows what needs His attention next. As willing and able as God is to tend to the areas of my life that need His expert touch, I must be willing. I hear that rattle of grumbling in my heart but I think it will just go away by itself. I tug at the door of “loving others” and for the life of me I can’t open it. What gets me is when I know something is wrong but I choose the quick fix rather than the Master’s touch.

Are you in need of a touch from the Master today? He already knows how to fix it.

Written by Kathy Withers: Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word

Think About This: “The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.” – Matt Chandler

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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