The screw that wasn’t loose

DSCF9862We had a broken machine head (one of the tuning key bits) on a guitar (someone who shall remain nameless dropped it!) We managed to buy a replacement part and tried to unscrew the broken head but the screw just wouldn’t budge.

We tried everything we could think of including WD40 and brute force. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see the scratch inflicted by my brute force (oops).

We noticed the screw head was wearing and so we called a person with superior knowledge. My father in law who knows a lot about engineering gave us a great piece of advice. What, you want to know what he said? He simply advised us to find a screwdriver that was a better size. We hunted around and found another screwdriver with a better handle and moments later the screw was loose and the machine head was off.

The point is simple, you need to use the right tool/approach for each job. When we face problems we can try really hard to fix them ourselves and sometimes our brute force efforts can cause even greater damage.

With the right advice, the right tool and someone with the necessary skills (my wife did it, not me) the guitar repair was easy. When we turn to God and seek his leading and when we invite him to act in power I believe that things change. Sometimes problems are miraculously resolved and at other times God gives us the strength and perseverance to carry on through the difficulties. The key is to involve God.

Will we trust in God enough to call on him when we are struggling?

My son was really happy with his repaired guitar. He celebrated by playing something he had started learning the day before. Check it out here (proud dad moment!)

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
This entry was posted in Faith, Life experiences, Prayer, Relationship with God, trust and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.