Posted by: Tracy | June 5, 2010

The Saga of the Van

The last 7 weeks our van hasn’t been the best van to us.  We have spent quite a bit of money to get it fixed.  The two shops have thought they have resolved the issue after each repair and it keeps doing the same thing, not starting.  It tries to start but it doesn’t spark but it only does it when it feels like doing it.  It’s not our fault and it’s not the shops fault either that this issue isn’t getting fixed because our van has a mind of its own.  That is what the dealership said to us and I couldn’t agree more.  I miss my van but I am sure enjoying driving all these new vehicles they keep loaning to us while our van is sick.  The only thing we are running into not getting vehicles that fit us all but we have managed.  So far we have driven a Subaru (a friends),  ’09 Ford Focus, ’08 Ford Explorer, ’07 Ford Fusion and now a ’09 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  I probably never get to drive this many new cars again for a while cause we will never own a brand new car.

This van has cause a lot of emotions with all the problems.  I think I have felt everything except for love through this whole process; at least to the van.  I am not mad anymore or frustrated because a peace has come over me to be calm about it.  Some people doesn’t understand that I am not angry or frustrated with the people or at the van for not finding the problem but what’s the point in getting mad or frustrated?  It’s what it is and I can’t control it.  How am I trusting the Lord in taking care of this if I am angry about it?  I am not.  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5 I know the Lord will take care of us and will get us through this.  He always has and always will!  I have no doubt in it.

Another motion that I have let go is not to worry.  In Matthew 6:34 says “therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  He said not to worry because He will take care of it.  Once again if I look at the past He has always brought us through tough times and I shouldn’t worry about it now or tomorrow.

Anxiety is one of the emotions I have felt as well.  Not knowing what is wrong with our van has put a lot of anxiety out in me.  I don’t like the unknown especially when others that are experienced in the one area you don’t know doesn’t understand either, that puts a lot of anxiety on a person.  I need let go of my anxiety to God and allow Him to carry it for me.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

So with all this trust in the Lord, He will take care us.  Do not worry for He will take care of us.  Cast all the anxiety because He cares for us.  Look into your life and see where you need to let go and allow God to take care of it for you.  I know I am searching my heart where I haven’t let it go to Him.  He is in control of my life not me and I need to recognize that.



  1. Thank you for posting; it is a great reminder about what is really important, even though other things seem so at the time. ~RR

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  3. Do you mind if we discuss your vans service record? Maybe you could send me and email at

    • Just emailed you.

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