Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Disregarding the Forecast

And another thing about our trip to Cedar Point?

I almost cancelled it for us.

Thursday I was looking at the weather forecast - 50% chance of thunderstorms for Friday. I was so discouraged. I pictured us driving 3 1/2 hours to the park and having a rainy, yucky day - with no rides to ride and no fun to be had. I imagined the severely disappointed kids who would come with that scenario.
But when I suggested the idea to my husband, he insisted we go through with it. (Said things were looking up, since the last time he had checked the chance of thunderstorms was 60%.)

As it is, we arrived at Cedar Point under dark and gloomy skies. And just as we were getting parked, the skies let loose with buckets and buckets of rain.
But my brother was checking the radar and he said it was going to pass soon.
(And, of course, I was praying to the God of creation - Who can stop the rain with His Word! *grin*)
The rain did pass.
And we went into the park.
Throughout the day the rain came back a time, or two. Only kept us off rides once, though. By the end of the day, everything was absolutely beautiful. And as you will recall from yesterday's post - we had an amazing day at Cedar Point.

More than once, the thought occurred to me, What if I had persisted in my idea to call this trip off? What if I had allowed my fear of what-might-have-been to keep us from enjoying this day together?
I was so thankful my husband didn't agree with me!

And it made me wonder, how many delightful experiences do we miss because we give in to our fear of things not working out as we hope they will?



O Mom said...

For me, I'm afraid way too many. But we ( me & God) are working on that!

Irritable Mother said...

O Mom - And God knows exactly how to work you through it. "Funny" thing is, I just finished recording my devotion for next Monday, and that's precisely what I talked about - God working in us as He knows best. Nice timing on the comment. *grin*

luvmy4sons said...

AMEN! What a wonderful lesson from every day life! I have often thought the very same thing! So glad that God can take me through my fears and bring to wonderful places of joy!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Ouch.....that one was for me. I talk myself out of things all the time, then wish I had gone ahead and done them. gotta stop that.


BusyB said...

fear.... it controlled a lot of me in the past years... finally gave god the control again (full control) and its been an amazing time!!!! Fear- it has nothing on me anymore lol!

have a great wednesday!
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Irritable Mother said...

Leslie - Me, too. HE's so good at that!

Leah - Glad this one hit the spot for you. I hope it doesn't leave a bruise. *grin*

BusyB - You go, girl! (WITH God, of course. *wink*)
I'll be right over!

Mary Voogt said...

You just described me exactly. Any excuse I can come up with to get out of something...especially when it involves travel. My OCD and anxiety keep me from saying yes to many things. But I am trying to remind myself that God will work out the details...Just Do It! And I'm usually glad I did in the end.

Irritable Mother said...

Mary - And He always does work out the details. I find I often have to remind myself of God's faithfulness in the past so I can move on with my present.