Last week I drove over to Reed City to visit someone. On the way over I noticed a vibration in the car. It felt like something from the front tires. I paid my visit and started to drive home. The vibration became worse. I thought, “If I drive back to Evart, my vehicle may get more damage. I need some help.” I made a turn and headed to Reed City Tire. They were very kind, especially being near the end of the work day, and figured out the problem. It was a brake hose that caused the front brakes to seize up, essentially driving with the brakes on. I was very thankful for people that were knowledgeable and able to repair my broken vehicle. The joy of the simple fix outweighed the despair of not knowing what was going on when it was vibrating.
When I look at my life I can become pretty discouraged. I’m broken and can’t fix myself. God calls me to be holy, but I am not. God desires for me to live up to a high expectation that I cannot achieve. God created me to be with Him, but I fall short of His glory – very short (Romans 3:23). I certainly need help. But I’m not the only one with this issue. We’ve all fallen short.