I am not so crazy about noisy. In fact, I love quiet. And a whoppin' sinus/stress headache has really made me miss my quiet. I also miss having the house all to myself to get my work done and being able to leave when I need to.
Underneath all that missing and wishing, I keep telling myself to be thankful. After all, this work is being done for free as part of our one-year home warranty.
And this process was optional. We could have let our home warranty expire and waited until things were falling apart and we had to do something. But why would anyone pass up having things repaired at no cost?
So we opted for inconvenience with the promise of our brokenness being fixed. Our warranty came with a walk-through, which meant inspecting the whole house and making a wish list of things that needed to be made new.
Some things were obvious like the leaking toilet, the gap between our counter tops and tile back splash, the hardwood floors that pop when you walk on them and the creaking stairs.
I had to look more closely to find less noticeable things like nail pops and shoe molding in the kitchen that was peeling. I almost missed the hairline fractures in my bathroom, kitchen and laundry room tile.
This morning while I was running, I was thanking God for our home warranty and praying about some things weighing heavy on my heart. God reminded that I have another warranty that guarantees the promise of something new. I can ask Jesus to repair all kinds of brokenness, in the noticeable and not-so-noticeable areas of my life, because I have a lifetime heart-warranty from Him!
God's Word tells me that I am sealed with the Holy Spirit guaranteeing what is to come. He invites me to come to His throne of grace with confidence and ask Him to repair whatever is broken in my life.
I love that I don't have to wait for a scheduled walk-through. I can come to Jesus moment by moment and tell Him what I need. I don't have to make a list and coordinate any appointments or even be at home for Him to do the work.
He's available right now.
Right where I am.
With mercy and grace to help me in my time of need.