8 The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.
Well, don't think for a minute I'm comparing my garage to Moses, but turning to the Word today and thinking about how hurt I've been over the garage fire, I searched for what God had to say about weeping and mourning. That's when I found the passage quoted above. And then I found another:
Numbers 20:29 (New International Version)
29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.
It occurred to me that 30 days is time enough to grieve over my material losses. Yes, it hurt me, but God has reminded me over and over that the sun has come up each day after that and a new day has been given to me. I praise God for His blessings. Praise Him for his protecting hand, praise Him for how much He loves us all.