May 12, 2010

trust

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13


Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 6:26-29

It's easy to lose heart, to give up, to worry. In this life, we have tangible needs. Food. Clothing. Shelter. Finances. When there is a healthy supply of those things, it's easy to trust the Lord. It's easy to thank and praise Him. And it's a good thing that we do thank and praise Him.

But what about when you don't have a place to live?
It's not so easy then.

We're selling our house. Yay! right? Well yes. It is a wonderful thing that we sold our house - and pretty quickly for our area. Our next step is to begin clearing land and building our dream house. It will be open and spacious and secluded and woodsy and bright and energy efficient. It is what we've dreamed of building for about 8 years now. We're going to take our time building and I have no dreams of being in the new house any time soon. That's fine with me. I don't want our family stressed out to the max just as we're welcoming a new baby into the family or through the holiday season. So next year some time, we'll move in to our new home.

So where do we go now? Where do we - 2 parents, 3 children + one on the way plus a nice (big) yellow dog - live while we're building our dream house?

We don't really know. That's a bit stressful.

We do have a temporary rental house available to us until the end of August. It's big, comfortable and furnished. A huge blessing. The landlords have existing contracts for the fall and winter though, so we will need another rental by mid-late August.

Little bit o' stress.
I'm due at the end of September.

But you know, this process has brought me to a place of just letting God do what He's going to do. It's not my job to know all the details or the whole plan. I've given that to Him. My job is to take each day, one at a time, caring for the issues of that day. Do I look through the paper and internet listings for houses? Yep! Do I ask friends if they know of rentals? Sure thing! I do what I can but I leave the final decision up to God. And I trust that He isn't going to leave us homeless. It's been an amazing lesson in believing the Lord will come through.

But if you hear of any rentals in our area, let me know okay?
;)


1 comment:

  1. I couldn't help but read this and think and remember right where we were in a situation similar to this about 2 years ago. No home, no job for Gabe and Sophia due in about one month!! YIKES!! And those verses!! I wrote them down and looked at them EVERY day and numerous times per day!! It's hard I know. I've been there. But you WILL see God's hand and it will be such a first hand reminder and experience that God DOES have you! You can't give any credit but to the MOST HIGH. It's really rather incredible to see just how much He cares and provides and WILL. And honestly you only GET to experience that when you literally have no where else to turn or go. You see how much he really is in control and that needing him like that and fully relying on him is THEE place to be.

    I will pray for you though because I know how hard it is to trust and just wait and feel completely OUT OF CONTROL!

    It'll be good. I'm excited to see and hear about just HOW He takes care of you! EXCITING!

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