Saturday, July 12, 2008

A sweet time of trusting

It may just be me, but when things start to become difficult, my first thought is, "maybe this isn't God's will."  A dear friend reminded me this week that sometimes God's will is difficult.  Although it seems pretty elementary, it was much needed.  

We are currently looking housing and Jonathan a job.  Neither of the two (which are very essential to our move) have fallen into place yet, and we are hoping to move in less than a month.  This whole moving process has been very sanctifying for Jonathan and I.  I find myself constantly saying, "God I trust you, but really, you can let me in on the plan at any time now."  My heart resonates with that father in Mark who's son had a spirit that made him mute. (Mark 9:14-29)  Jesus said to him, "'If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.' [and] Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, I believe; help my unbelief!"  (Mark 9:23-24)

I've been convicted in many ways about my subtle unbelief about the Gospel.  It is sobering to think that every "no" or shut door we have had has filtered through the hands of a sovereign God. 

During this time where everything seems uncertain, please pray for us.  Pray that God would, indeed, help our unbelief and that we would wholly trust that God is sovereign--even over our disappointments.  We know (and have seen glimpses) of how God is using this for our good and His glory.  And we know we can hope in the certainty of His promises and ultimately in the Promised One.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you guys. Everything happens for a reason. I love you, girl!
-Carrie