Two days before a Monday morning departure for my vacation I noticed that my passport had expired in July! After days of worrying and phoning everyone I could think of, a friend suggested that I call my congressman. I did and his office expedited the renewal of my passport.
Those days were among the most stressful in my life. I kept asking God for help, but things looked bleak. The experience gave me a new appreciation of how terrible it must be to feel completely hopeless.