It was not an easy decision to leave Virginia, but we both feel God has something in store for our family somewhere else.
I also had no idea selling a house would be so difficult and exhausting!
Now after 8 months of being on the market, we have been under two different contracts, both of which have fallen through for various reasons, and we are at square one yet again.
[Our friends here attribute it to their prayers to keep us in Virginia] : )
I really wish God would put up neon signs somewhere for us to read, or maybe phone number to call, where we could get a direct answer.
But I suppose those wouldn't leave much room for faith, and He knows best when it comes to growing our faith.
So we wait, and pray for His guidance. Even though it is so hard at times.
I receive an email last week from Proverbs 31 Ministries that was such a good reminder of how much God cares for us. It was called, "When God Says No", you can click here to read the entire email for yourself.
Here are few excerpts:
It's hard when prayer requests go unanswered or desires go unmet. I can easily feel deflated and frustrated with God. Hope turns to hopelessness, confident expectation becomes disappointment and faith turns to despondent despair.
But what if we really believed God was good?
What if we believed that He was always saying yes — maybe not to what we are asking Him for right at that moment — but saying yes to His best.
I have been walking with God long enough to know that many times God has said no because He had a greater yes in store for me.
I have been walking with God long enough to know that even if I don't like His answer, I can respond to Him with expectation, hope and joy.
I have been walking with God long enough to know He's good and although He doesn't always give me what I want, He always gives me what He knows I need.
In some way, shape or form, He's always saying yes.
So I will choose to rest in His goodness, His answers whatever they may be, and His timing - because God is good all the time!