Trusting God When Big Things Don't Work Out

28 June 2019

Whew, since the last time I've shared here, we have moved into our new house (seen above). I post on Instagram about how seamless the move was, thanks entirely to my in-laws! Of course, there were a few things that I could have planned better, but I'll share more moving tips/lessons I learned in another post. 

Right now, my mind is still reeling from the sale of our old house falling through. One week after our offer on the new house was accepted, we accepted a full price offer on our old house! It seemed like perfect timing, the buyers seemed really nice, and we were elated! 

Since accepting that offer one month ago, there was a title/deed issue with the old house that was the title company's fault (blah blah blah, boring details that don't really matter). Ultimately, our buyers backed out yesterday, and we now accidentally have to pay the mortgage on two houses. And we have to re-list our house on the market. 

We have to trust that God works a miracle and the courts accept our revised/corrected deed. 

We have to trust God that someone out there is still house-searching, mid-June. 

We have to trust God that the few people still house-searching in June aren't scared off by a house that was off the market and is back on the market. 

There are SO many unknowns in this scenario, and it's really easy to doubt that any of this will get fixed. I mean, talk about a situation where I have zero control!! And yet in the chaos and the anger at someone else's mistake and buyers who backed out, I hear God calling me to trust him fully. 

F U L L Y. 

When I can't see what's next, when so many things could go wrong. I am called to trust him. 

So whether you're in some sort of turmoil or things are totally working out, here's a passage that's been speaking to me: 

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer; God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3

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