A new month and a new home

This was taken last night, after Anne finished unpacking her things.

She’s no longer living with us, but in a small rental nearby.

To be honest, I’ve not processed it yet.

However, I’m certain God is in this new step for her and I’m glad.

I had expected to be filled with sorrow at our last daughter moving out, but God has made this journey a blessing.

It’s been a stretch and an opportunity for both our daughter and myself, to lean on the Lord in new ways.

I’ve also learned God’s timing is perfect.

Many moments through this process, I wanted to “make” something happen by pushing others into action, but every time I was tempted to do so, God gently reminded me to trust Him.

His timing is perfect.

Not only did the furniture get moved in easily, the details of where things should go was sorted out quickly.

It came together like pieces of a puzzle.

And I now have another monument in my life to the faithfulness of God.

Even when I can’t see what He’s doing or understand why something is happening, I’m so blessed when I quiet myself and simply wait upon God.

Psalm 131:2 NKJV — Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

This verse used to confuse me until I had children and I experienced it.

The peace of a little child, one who is old enough to simply need the safety of their mother’s embrace to be at rest.

That is what I’m learning to do in my walk with God.

No matter the circumstances or my emotions, I can find security and peace in the assurance of my salvation through the embrace of my Lord Jesus.

Recalling, whenever I’m feeling unsettled, where Jesus stretched out His arms and died for me.

That embrace brings me rest.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your faithfulness. You answered so many prayers throughout this process and You have blessed us through so many unexpected ways. Lord, there are many circumstances in my life, right now, that I don’t know what You want me to do or I’m concerned about. Lord, for those who are experiencing health problems, please be with them and their doctors. For those who have lost loved ones, please comfort their hearts. For those who are being stretched to extreme limits and need hope, please step in. Lord, for those who are ministering people, please supply all their needs. Lord, You are able to do whatever is required to make good from any circumstance. Lord, You know what is best and I look to You for discernment, direction, and provision. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.


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