We 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!)