During these past four months of waiting and praying, I think that I have had a glimpse of what it was like for Job. Actually, I have felt that way off and on for the past 7 years. Between becoming pregnant with quads, losing my daughter, 3 months in the NICU, and now the trials of selling our home, and this short sale, I find myself relying on faith to get me through more and more. So many times when I pray, I get into the mindset that God will answer my prayers sooner rather than later. It's hard to remember that God does things in his time not ours. It's the sinner in me, and I am so glad that despite my shortcomings, I am saved by His Grace. These past months have been so stressful. I had to keep reminding myself that God has control and that everything would be alright. It's important to take a step back and look at the larger picture. We are so blessed. We are healthy, we have a roof over our heads and food on our table. Instead of letting the frustrations and stress pull us apart, my husband and I have grown even closer together.
As I type this, it suddenly clicks. God has a reason for everything. His plans are so thought out and complex it boggles the mind. Perhaps the reason this journey has taken so long isn't to test my faith, but to open my mind to what is truly important, to strengthen our marriage, and to make our future home even more special. Wow... God is just so good!
Oh, and by the way, we got the house! Our realtor has the approval papers on her desk, and all we need to do is finish up some loan work and close. Of course I'm not going to be totally relieved until we have the keys in hand. I just have to keep, keepin' the faith.
For more information about the property we are buying and for more pictures click on the link below: