RV’ing

Last week I wrote about the challenges of the internet while traveling in an RV. At the time we experienced these situations, I wrote a devotional based on my problems with the internet. You’ve never heard of anyone writing a devotional about the internet, well, here it is.

 

Up until last winter, my husband and I traveled full time in our RV. The lifestyle is an exciting adventure with plenty of opportunities to meet wonderful people and see the US. We experienced historical sites, national parks, and the beauty each state has to offer. However, one frustrating aspect of RVing is the variation in internet access. And any author can tell you how much we depend on the web.

Baby vines in a new vineyard

In El Paso, I had one of the most frustrating experiences. I depended on my Sprint Air Card, which served me well in most locations. But not so in this city situated in the corner of western Texas. I wanted to believe the people at the Sprint store who said they had no idea why I couldn’t get the internet, but it still didn’t work. I had to give up any thought of visiting Facebook orTwitter, much less working with my critique group.

Looking back, I see the frustration and hopelessness that plagued me. The enemy probably delighted in my angst. But in the midst of the situation, the Lord reminded me to depend on Him alone and rest in His peace.

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself. It must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

I wound up getting a lot done on my work-in-progress as well as learning to trust the Lord and enjoy His peace.

The situation helped me learn that above all, I can rely on  Him. The internet was not the answer, but the Lord. Trust in the Lord with all you heart and He will direct your paths.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done.”

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