"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
This scripture is probably one of the first ones that I ever memorized, but I still return to on a daily basis. Today it came to mind as I was praying about my house, yet again. I do trust God fully with the sale, even though I get frustrated with the wait. I also think the straight path that God is referring to may not be immediately given, it may take time and effort.
One thing I love about our heavenly father is that he is constantly teaching those he loves. Here are some lessons I'm learning through this whole process.
*I've learned as much as I want to be settled, the unsettledness has brought me to my knees and to His throne.
*I want to have a permanent home, but that won't really happen until I get to heaven. That is the permanent home I need to desire and constantly look forward to having.
* I've learned God is my provider. This is the first month that I have known it is going to be financially tight, and God has given me provision. Lamentations 3:24 "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
*I've learned to appreciate my husband more than I ever have before. He is such a great man, father to my babies, provider, and my best friend. I have probably taken that for granted in the past.
*Just think how thankful I am going to be and how appreciative I will be when we finally sell the house.
*Lastly, and ultimately, God is going to sell (or rent) this house. I have to trust him, and fully believe that he has the best plan already in motion for me. Clinging to Jeremiah 29:11, I will continue to wait, pray, and call upon the Lord.