I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Today our contract on the house in Wadsworth expires. Honestly, I really thought we would have sold our house by now.
In my human wisdom, I thought it would be nice to not have keep a house clean to show with 4 children under foot for several weeks.
In my human wisdom, I thought it would be nice to not have the temptation to anxiety ever creeping at my heart’s door on top of the other emotions I’m experiencing these days.
In human wisdom (arrogant, human wisdom) I thought that since I am making this huge sacrifice of moving, of course God would work everything out in the easiest, most comfortable way with regard to the house.
But today I rejoice that the One who knows all, who IS wisdom has this situation in His hands. Where I have been impatient, He has shown immeasurable patience. Where I have sinned in my worry, anxiety, and unbelief, He has shown Himself profoundly faithful. Where in my extreme pride I have questioned His wisdom, He has forgiven me, washed me, and filled me with fresh joy in and appreciation for the Cross. How unworthy I am that God would kindly withold what I thought I needed so that I might know something more of Him: His mercy, patience, forebearance, faithfulness. Yes, He has once again demonstrated that HE is God, and I am not – but He has humbled me gently.
So I do ask for continued prayers that our house will sell soon, if that’s what God would have. But even more I ask that you would pray that Jason and I would learn whatever it is God has planned in the wait, to the praise of His glorious grace.