“Everybody wants one. They’ll give money and stand in line just to receive one. But while you’re waiting on the miracle you want, don’t forget the miracle you are.” ~ Miracles, Kirk Franklin
If you’ve read my “about me” or scrolled through my previous posts you’ve seen that I’ve had my share of “life” with its twist, turns, valleys and mountains.
The year is 2011, I’m married with children. Life is going. My husband and I have made a difficult, yet exciting decision to re-locate to a near-by town for better schools and job commute.
Our house did not appraise for what we owed, so like most homeowners in a struggling house market, we decided to rent.
Within five years, we experienced two court battles and two evictions.
Through it all, we praised. Through it all, we thanked.
I would love to say that’s all we did. I can only speak for myself…Although I was counting my blessings during the day, I often wept at night.
Doubt crept in, anxiety rolled down my cheek, and worry cramped my back.
With thanksgiving, came begging…pleading to God that “this too shall pass”, as more time went by.
Things seemed to go from bad to worse with an eviction and unemployment claim filed.
There were times that I knew “prayers go up, blessings come down” as we were able to vacation, able to not skip a beat with our kids wants and needs.
Yet, there were other times it seemed “prayers went up, a hail storm came down” as a good renter turned bad, repairs on houses were needed, repairs on cars were needed, bills stacked, and credit declined.
So in this season, I was able to stand by having FAITH. After winter MUST come spring.
I had more questions than answers as I struggled on all fronts: financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It seemed an attack all around.
Yet I still had hope. FINALLY, today arrives.
We closed on our old house. We are now officially home-owners of one home and one mortgage. *Insert BIG grin of relief and tears of gratitude*
We still have clouds ahead of us as we re-build and get everything “back on track.”
Today I had a good cry. Gratefulness flowed from my heart. THIS storm is over…NOW.
No matter what you are going through TRUST in the Lord. Keep praying, fasting, and believing as he blesses you over and over in the midst…until you come ashore.
That door has closed. A new one is open. A new blessing awaits, but if you’ve lived a little then you know, new levels bring new devils.
I will remain steadfast, unmovable, always abiding in Him. For now, I’ll await the harvest of spring.
“The next time life’s winds and waves washes all your faith away, know God can still do miracles today.”