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That was the week that was

January 20, 2013

gods-protectionI was burgled a few days ago. It’s really the most unpleasant thing to have happened to me in a long time. It’s not just the things that were stolen which thankfully wasn’t much, and though an inconvenience, entirely replaceable. It’s the feeling of insecurity, the uncomfortable notion of someone being in your home uninvited. Someone going through your personal effects without thought or care as to the person you might be and how this might feel.

Even now as I type, I am at a loss to fully describe what I am feeling. It has been five days, and the memory of coming home to see the lights on and the front door kicked in still haunts me. The painful reality of hindsight: ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’ grates upon me. If I had done anything differently would this not have happened? I wonder. Could I feel any less violated and vulnerable? I know this will pass and I must give thanks to God that it wasn’t worse than what happened. Furthermore, I have been blessed with some amazing friends, family and colleagues who have been a support and encouragement over the last few days. I am trying not to lose sight of that as I begin the healing process. As I was reminded today in church, ‘in all things God works for the good of those who love him’.

So, though it may not look like it on the face of it, good may come, and in fairness I have already begun to see God’s hand at work in making provision for me to replace that which was lost and I trust that the sense of insecurity will pass. I just need to keep standing, trusting and believing.

From → Faith, Life

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