As of today, my husband and I are officially renters in the home we’ve owned for nearly 29 years. The reason we’re renting is the home we’re having built is about one month from being move-in ready. (Cabinets should be installed today.) I also have a pile of boxes in my living room ready for me to price out the contents for a one-day garage sale tomorrow! (Procrastinating on that.)
While this is an exciting time for us, it is not without a good amount of stress. Everyday I feel like I’ll breakdown. Tears show up at times they normally wouldn’t. Sleep gets disturbed with thoughts of what needs to be done next. My body is bruised, sore, and exhausted from painting the new house. I need a constant reminder to turn to God as my safe place, my refuge.
That’s where I’m thankful for Bible apps with reading plans and supportive friends that go through them with me. Otherwise it would be all-consuming and I would lose sight of what a blessing we are gaining. I wouldn’t see the bigger picture and how God is working everything out in his time.
We are at a point where everything is happening so fast. I don’t want to lose sight of the memories being made right now. I don’t want to be afraid of letting go and embracing what’s ahead. Lol! That’s my scripture for the year. I think I’ll repost that here:
I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.Philippians 3:13-14 (TPT)
I still get sad and nervous when I think about saying goodbye to this house, the memories, my church, and my friends. It is why such words like bittersweet exist. How else do you describe the conflicting emotions.
Maybe you are on a path of transition, saying goodbye or letting go of something. If so, here are some good verses to consider.
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.Proverbs 4:25-26 (ESV)
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.Psalm 33:20-22 (NLT)
What gave me peace the other day was listening to a song I hadn’t heard before. I hope you are blessed by it. Be Alright.
Grace & Peace,