This year has brought a lot of uncertainty, fear and anxiety to my life. Health problems, relational problems, financial problems…you name it…but out of those problems, moving has been one of the issues that has created the most change. After living in the same area for a few years short of 2 decades, leaving our community has taken a toll in my soul.
Trying to sell our old house, the house we made into a home for 11 years, the only house our sons ever knew... has been an experience. We’ve sold a house before. It was a breeze! I basically sold it myself in less than a month! The experience this time, however, has been quite different. And even though I am aware that in the wider scope of things, this is not a big deal…within the context of my little life, it is adding on to the pile of things I’m dealing with.
A few days ago, however, something rather miraculous happened. No, the house hasn’t sold yet…sigh…but I got something better! I had a call from the Lord : ) It was an e-mail, rather, but anyway…I did feel like I heard from Him this week as we were asked to consider renting the house to a very special couple. Their situation at this moment is dire. And I really felt like God was communicating to me that He is taking care of His beloved and that He wanted me to be a part of it. They need a place where they can stay and find some rest for their weary souls…I have the perfect place available.
Renting to this couple would not make any financial sense for us. The only reasons that would keep us from renting to them, however, would be purely selfish ones. I could not say no to them…Like the rest of the situations we’ve been facing…it was a hard one. But we decided that,
sometimes Our Lord asks us to do the hard thing now, so we can watch Him do the God thing later.
I truly believe He is telling me to hang in there and be obedient to His call. It is not what I wanted or wished for; but it is temporary and if I obey, He will take care of the rest. How could I ask Him to bless my efforts to sell the house, if I refuse to do what He wants me to do now for the benefit of His beloved? So I will do what I feel He is leading me to do now, and then I will wait for Him to tell me the rest of the story later. It is not what I expected, but it is what He has planned…and I rather go with that.