Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Roller Coaster Ride


Trying to find a house to lease/buy and trying to sell a house are both a lot like roller coaster rides!  There are so many ups and downs, plus times when the bottom falls out and your stomach lurches into your throat, and you hope the contents of your stomach stay put!  

Right now I have that dizzy, dazed feeling that you experience when you get off the ride and try to regain your equilibrium. 

After looking at many houses with our realtor, one house kept rising to the top.  This house was for sale, but also available to lease, and we were so excited about it!!  It had an open, inviting floor plan with 4 bedrooms and a huge bonus room, 3800 square feet, a driveway that would accomodate all of our vehicles, and a wonderful location on the island just 15 minutes from the beach!!   We were already "arranging our furniture" and picturing ourselves in this cozy home. 

Then the bottom fell out.  The owner changed his mind about leasing, and has decided to leave the house on the market, hoping it will sell.  Our stomachs are in our throats, as we strive to regain our equilibrium.

Fortunately, even in my disappointment, I know that God is in control.  If He has removed this house, He has another one.  Perhaps one that is even better. 

Recently, the following verse "jumped out at me:" 

John 14:1-2:  "Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in Me.  In my Father's house are many mansions.  If it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you."  

I felt that God was speaking to me to not let my heart be troubled, because He was preparing a place for us in our new community.  Not necessarily a "mansion," but a place hand-picked by Him!

1 comment:

Rebecca's Refining said...

Great verse and reminder! God is in control of our circumstances, and we can rest in Him as He orchastrates the events in our lives to both glorify himself and make us more Christlike!
Enjoy your new adventure in life! This too shall pass! :)

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