Saturday, February 22, 2014

Claiming the Promise

Monday morning. I work on clearing the breakfast table, half-listening to my brothers practising their memory verses. My mind drifts elsewhere as I put the food in containers for the fridge. It’s been three months now since we were first told we had to move out of our rental, and even now the house we are planning to move into has not even been finished. Our deadline for moving is getting closer.

Sometimes, we're falling. And it doesn't
seem like there's anything under us.
That's when we need to just trust.

Photo Credit: “Wings” by Paul Friel
is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Knowing that God has been faithful in the past makes it a little easier to wait, but I still wish that we would be able to just move and get the stress over with. The boys start a new verse, and the words snap me back to attention.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.
All things work together? We’ve been waiting for over two months for the electricity to be hooked up so we can move in, but so far it hasn’t been done! That’s the major hold-up—and Dad just said yesterday that we might end up moving whether or not the electricity is in! I do not want that to happen.
But all things work together? Yes, maybe mostly everything else is ready over there for us to move in. Electricity is a big thing, though. But if the Bible says that all things, not just some things—but ALL things work together for good, then I believe it. God knew back in early November when we were told that within 2-3 months we needed to be out. He knows now that the situation is getting desperate—we need to move!
God knows. And I’m going to trust Him, even though it looks like it could take them two or three more weeks to get everything done. I’ll trust. Because I believe that when He says in this verse that “all things work together for good”, He means it.
God always means what He says.
P.S. I’m sorry I didn’t write last week. We had things going (which will hopefully be explained soon!), and by Saturday night I was too tired to write. Lord willing, these next few weeks won’t be so busy so I have a bit more time to write. :)

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