Me: Hell to the yes.
$590. round trip. thank you.
And thus it began.
It was at this moment, sitting in the lobby avoiding the terrible weather, that I really began to come to terms with the fact that our "Icelandic Broventure" could seriously end up being a very expensive visit to the inside of a hotel room, not meeting anyone or seeing anything of any exotic appeal. I was upset, and honestly, I felt as though God might be playing a cruel joke on me. Here I was, with a good friend, on the trip of a lifetime, a trip I'd been dreaming of for a long time, and a storm was going to keep up from even seeing the place. To make matters worse, the very reason we stayed in the blustery city area was to make a connection with these new friends, and we weren't even going to get that pleasure any longer.
after a short time of really marinating in my self-pity, I received another message. Due to the storm, Unnar's work schedule had been canceled. The storm. The thing that I thought was ruining my vacation, turned out to be the very thing that was saving our plans and offering us a friendship connection to Iceland. Not surprisingly the bad weather lasted just long enough to allow us the chance to meet Sigga and Unnar and, when it got better, we even had the chance to go out to the island to visit Unnar's family and get a local's perspective on Icelandic living.
Lesson (re)learned -- My scope of perspective and understanding is limited and many times unable to see the bigger and better that God has. In this case, I got to see immediate benefits to what at first seemed like bad circumstances, reinforcing the fact that God is good. Now, through faith in God's character, I can trust that when I don't see immediate benefits to my circumstances, God is still working beyond my limited scope, and He is still good.
Response -- Rejoice, again I say Rejoice! Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus