September 29, 2015
In two weeks I will be moved. I am ready to be done with the driving even though it’s three days a week. I am ready to become a part of the new church family I have found. I am ready to explore the city.
The preparation to move has not been a smooth transition. There has been car trouble with one car quit running. The car I replaced it with needed brakes, complete muffler system, oil change and cleaning. The insurance premium increased by by a significant amount of money and the inspection of the apartment did not pass and needed some extensive repairs.
The date has been reset and I am waiting for the next move date. Now I get a letter that my income may come under a change in the next few months.
This verse has been going through my mind since the plan to move was set in motion. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. ” 1 Peter 4:12 NIV
All these little things may not be “trials” but they are certainly inconveniences and stressors and they cause anxiety. The inconveniences are an opportunity to trust them to my Father. Ask for his help, seek his peace and listen for direction and experience his leading. Or to let worry and anxiety and frustration turn to anger and sleepless nights.
On Sunday, October 4 my Father let me know He loved me and would take care of me. Those words shine light on this darkness and I let his peace flood my spirit. Now to keep walking, believing and knowing my Father is loving and taking care of me. I am going to trust my Father.
I am picking this post up after I have moved. There were some more “fiery trials” like a moving truck that was too small, more than one trip, not enough boxes, and no coolers for the refrigerator food and still left stuff in Muskegon. The good things were enough people to load and unload, an added truck, jeep and trailer, some unpacking done and organizing done, someone to drive the moving truck and someone to take the stuff to their house.
The gift of my new apartment is wonderful. All the rooms have been painted, new flooring in the kitchen, new carpet in the other 3 rooms and getting ready for a new bathroom. I have storage in the basement. Today was a day of setting up my office, rearranging my bedroom and kitchen and living room. I will continue to settle in my new home.
I am also settling in at church with weekly worship and membership classes start next week that I will participate in.
I am still waiting to see how the income will be changed but there is an opportunity for more hours at work. My Father is taking care of me. He will take care of you too. Just trust Him.