dollars spent to bring our house back to the condition it was when we left it.
Countless hours of driving and work, plus the thousands of dollars, that we
won't get back in the selling process.
We have been
dealing with the stress, time, effort, mental fatigue and
"negotiations" which led to us being railroaded by our property
managers in the effort to sell our house.
To say that
my husband and I have experienced frustration and anger is an understatement.
We've struggled with knowing what the "Christian thing to do" was.
We've struggled with deciding whether or not to seek legal counsel.
As I listened
to my husband try to empty his brain of all his frustration, opinions and ideas
regarding what we should do next and how to plan out this very stressful week,
I kept thinking only one thing.
need to stop all this and pray. We just need to pray," I
super late hours (or is it, wee early hours of morning?) we prayed
together, pleading for God to be our fortress and refuge. Praying that God
would grant us wisdom in how to proceed. We prayed for God to be our
encouragement, our strength, our safety & protection.
We were at
the end of our ropes and had absolutely nowhere else to turn.
blessing that was!
It is a
blessing because our strength failed us and we were still able to approach the
throne of grace in our weakness, knowing He is strong and already has this all
figured out. We were reminded that we have reason to trust in His sovereignty and
am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive
me to glory.
Whom have I in
heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire
My flesh and my
heart may fail,
but God is the strength of
my heart and my portion forever. --
When we have
nowhere else to go, God, in His wonderful mercy, implores our hearts to be
strengthened in His ability to sustain us. It is in His presence that we find
peace because we know that He is covering us. He is walking this road with us.
He knows our needs and He meets those needs.
Seek the Lord and his
seek his presence continually!
So, while we
still navigate this journey of stewarding our house until a buyer is provided,
we will stay on our knees and rely on God's wisdom and provision. We will
rejoice, knowing He is faithful even in our weakness.
currently lives in Nebraska with her amazing godly husband, sweet, smart 4-year old daughter, joyful 2 year old son. She is a
stay-at-home mom who serves with her local MOPS group, and on her church’s Mission Leadership Team for
missionary support. She writes at TheBrown Tribe for the purpose of disciplining and encouraging women and mothers. She's also a contributor for Satisfaction Through Christ, Raising Up Stones, Missional Call. In her spare time she
enjoys coffee, photography, exploring the culinary craft, helping combat human
trafficking through awareness and is currently writing her first book. You can
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