For any of you who care to know, I solved my cell phone frustration the way it should have been done in the first place. I went back to our old carrier, CellularOne. Yesterday I sent back my iPhone, cancelled my Verizon contract and got a new Samsung Galaxy phone that works just like an iPhone with CellOne. What a relief!! I had a long conversation with our daughter who said I sounded clearer even than I had on my previous phone with CellOne. Hallelujah!!
It is amazing how a little thing like disruption of cell phone service can cause me such frustration and unrest till I get it fixed. I certainly have not learned how to give thanks in all things yet--even though in hindsight I can often see the Lord working through it all. I wish that would be my first reaction. I believe with my head that He works all things together for my good, but while I'm going through it I sometimes get exasperated at the circumstances I have gotten myself into. I guess that is the key, isn't it? I "have gotten myself into"--doing something without asking the Lord to guide me. In this case it was impulse buying because my phone was broken and I was without one in Nebraska. How much less hassle my life would have had if I had been patient while seeking the Lord to guide me in making this decision. How much better my life is when I remember to do this!