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A Heart For Home: Peace in Transition

Friday, June 17, 2011

Peace in Transition

My husband, Tim has officially finished his degree (this one at least) and a move for our family is in the very near future. 

Over the past couple of weeks the pressure has been on to find new housing for our growing family. Tim and I have both spent countless hours scouring Craigslist ads, searching for addresses on Google maps and calling about potential new homes.

All of this bustling while still trying to maintain our "normal" lives and pack our entire household has been completely draining to say the least.

With only one month to find a new home to rent, I was beginning to feel a little desperate.

Then last night, we drove to look at a potential home, which from the description and photos sounded like it might be a good fit for our family. The monthly rent was just right, the location was good, the size was perfect. However, the entire time we were being shown the house I kept thinking that this just wouldn't work for us. From the outside this feeling was completely crazy and I began thinking that maybe we could make the house work.

After we packed the kids back into the van and started the drive home I told Tim that I didn't think this was the place for us. Even as the words came out of my mouth I questioned them...what if we didn't find anything else...what if there were no other options and we missed out on this one? 

But as soon as I had said it I felt a tremendous feeling of peace. This new feeling grew even greater as Tim told me he agreed completely.

So...where does that leave us? 

Well, we still have only until July 15th to be moved out of our current home...we still have no prospects for a new home in a safe neighborhood within our budget...we still have an entire household (minus our spare bedroom) to pack into boxes...we still have all of our normal caring for children, cleaning, cooking and working obligations...we still have a new baby on the way and getting closer to arriving every day...

but one new thing we have is an overwhelming sense of peace.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                       ~Jeremiah 29:11

Would you please keep our family in your prayers as we strive to follow him and make wise decisions regarding our housing situation? 

Thank you!


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8 Comments:

Blogger famr_4evr said...

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June 17, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger famr_4evr said...

Good luck with everything. You are in our prayers.

June 17, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Katelynn said...

Praying for you always, Al. I'm going to miss you so much.

June 17, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

It is so easy to say this since I am on the other side of your situation, but I know the Lord will make a way for you. Our time constraint was not quite so tight, but we know the pressure to find a place to live and the sometimes desperation and the discouragement and the searching!! Praying for you and praying that in a few weeks you have a glorious story of His provision to tell.

June 17, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Attila & Tamara said...

3 years ago we were in a similar situation. These are the words the LORD encouraged me with from Psalm 90.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

We were moving to a new town to help with a church plant. The rental properties are very scarce here. I was struggling with faith and full of dread that we would have to move into something "yucky". I was praying specifically for a "not disgusting bathroom" and "not disgusting kitchen". God answered so Amazingly! Truly, this has been just the right place for us over the last 3 years. Though small, it works and the bathroom and kitchen in our place are the BEST features. And God even surprised me with a few extras (like a dishwasher). He knows your needs. He loves you and wants to provide for you. I am praying you will be blessed beyond what you can hope or imagine!

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Eph 3:20-21

June 18, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Suanna said...

I will be praying for you. God has a perfect plan for your family. Keep trusting Him and he will reveal it to you as He pleases. We've been in a similar situation, and God answered our prayers down to the little details.

June 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger jess_hak said...

Thank you for the nice comment! :) Keep looking for those sales and I'm sure you'll find some great preschool material!

A house to make a home is so important. I hope that you are able to find one soon. Thank God for peace....He knows the perfect place for you, and the perfect time for you to have it.
Be blessed!!

June 20, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations to Tim! I hope you find a great new place to live very soon.

June 20, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

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