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, 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥.
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