Recently our Wednesday blogger had a conversation with someone she loves and respects and it was suggested that she wait until she’s on the other side of her situation before writing any more about it. She has agreed and will now be starting a WOW (Words of Wisdom & Weapons of Warfare) series to encourage you in more positive way as you continue in your faith journey.
Thanks so much for joining us for WOW Wednesday with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda
(Words of Wisdom & Weapons of Warfare)
Have you ever had something so unexplainable happen that it really knocked the wind of hope out of you, knocked you on your butt and landed you in your own fit? Last week was one of those times for me. We had been trying to sell our home since May and in the beginning, when escrow got cancelled because the buyers changed their mind not once but twice, I knew why; I understood perfectly. But as the months have gone by, and the house continued to remain on the market, we began praying earnestly for it to sell. I didn’t always pray the words, much less feel them in my heart, “according to YOUR will.” I just wanted it sold!
Well, God heard us and a sweet family gave us an offer; we accepted and escrow opened. It was due to close November 22nd. All contingencies had been lifted; the home inspection was complete; we were now just waiting and packing.
While at the office last week, I received a text from our agents asking if they could talk to us. I felt a tug on my heart as it skipped a beat and a sudden strength to prepare me for the news that followed: The husband had just lost his job; escrow was cancelled!
To say I was frustratingly bewildered is an understatement. I was like a child having a fit and falling in and out of it. My husband took it way better than I did, and yet in the quietness of my soul, I knew God was up to something; I just didn’t understand and I yearned to.
Before going to bed that night, our agents had three showings scheduled for the very next day, one of which was a couple who had put in an offer two months before but it was contingent on their home selling, which was now in escrow. I went to bed hopeful, not understanding but hopeful.
To make that long story short of the outcome of the three showings, we got a full-price offer from the second couple that came. From first glance it appeared that God was just trying to bless us more because we were definitely going to receive more financially and the escrow would just extend two weeks past the one we had just lost.
We E-signed the cancellation of the original escrow. Shortly after this, we received a text from our agents telling us to sign the new escrow papers. As I opened up the email to sign the new escrow documents, another text came up on my screen: “Never mind, the new buyers just backed out!” Escrow had just fallen out…for the fourth time!
The rest of that day, I was devastatingly bewildered and every time I looked at the empty walls and all the packed boxes, I groaned with despair. “I don’t get it, Father. What are you doing?”
I love His mercy to actually answer me through His Word; I mean how often do you show love and kindness when someone yells at you or accuses you of something? Usually the response is not very favorable! Well, here’s His answer to me in this predicament:
“Your hands have made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments.” Psalm 119:73 (NKJV)
Okay, I thought…so you made me. What are you trying to tell me? How does this fit into my circumstance right now, I demanded to know. What I heard after that rooted this verse in my soul and I pray it blooms in my life outpouring from my heart directly into my words and thoughts: “The only thing you need to understand in this season is MY love for you!”
Wow, does anything else really matter? Can I encourage you fellow sojourner, if you are going thru a tough time, and you don’t understand the why, the how, stop, and ask Him to help you understand His love for you. Nothing else really matters!