We put our house in south Florida on the market this week. The swirl of bittersweet emotions as we close one chapter and embark on a new one is very real and present! [Navigating the fast-paced housing market is no joke either – we are praying for the LORD’s clear direction and provision as we make critical decisions.]
This is the place I never wanted to call home. The place where the LORD gently but persistently drew my heart to redefine my concept of “home.” The place where He brought me to full surrender, to embrace His best plan, whatever that might be. Now as He is leading us away from this place, it is surprising to feel the waves of sadness rise in me as a new sense of loss grips me. How precious a place can become when it has been the fertile ground from which the deep realities of GOD could be known and treasured!
This much will always remain: He holds my heart. He will never leave my side. He will faithfully lead us forward. His best will never be disappointing. He will forever draw us closer and closer to His own heart.
These verses from Daily Light met me in the tender moments this week. I pray they will touch and encourage you as well . . .
The LORD is my support.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my GOD, my strength, in whom I trust,
The angel of the LORD encamps all around
those who fear Him and He delivers them.
The righteous cry out and He hears them.
He delivers them out of all their troubles.
The eternal GOD is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
So that we may boldly say,
the LORD is my helper,
I will not fear.
For who is GOD, except the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our GOD?
It is GOD who arms me with strength,
and makes my way perfect.
Psalm 18:18 . Psalm 18:2 . Psalm 34:7,17 . Deuteronomy 33:27 . Hebrews 13:6 . Psalm 18:31-32