Updates and Tears
It's been a really hard two weeks since I last posted here. We've had a lot of issues with our repair report on our current home. Lots of expenses and trying to come to an agreement about what we could afford to fix since we are limited in our funds.

This week our precious dog died. I shared about our loss on my other blog. Please click here to read more about her and how we're doing.

We heard back from our buyers today and they have graciously agreed to all of our repairs. I think there had been some break down in communications and God filled in the gaps this morning. I am thanking Him deeply today for bringing a sense of closure to what has felt very uncertain the past two weeks.

He is really stretching me/us and preparing our family for many new beginnings. It's been very hard but I am learning to trust Him in deeper ways than I was before. Ugggh, why does it have to be so hard sometimes.


8 Comments:

Blogger Bonita said...

Renee, I'm glad to hear that things are more settled today. It's so hard to be in that limbo state where things are uncertain or confusing. A year from now this will all be a distant memory and you'll be all settled into your new "home".

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. We had to put our dog to sleep on Valentine's Day so I feel your pain.

Praying for you sweet friend!

Blogger Joyful said...

Renee, you said, "I'm learning to trust Him in deeper ways than I was before". I think I may have sent you the words to this song before, (it's the theme song in my life right now), but just in case I didn't,

I've Never Trusted You (Words and music by Garry Sheppherd, sung by The Master's Four)

Verse 1
I've never trusted You the way I'm going to do right now,
I never have surrendered, every question, every doubt
But You've proven time and time again You'll work it out somehow
Yet I've never really trusted You like I'm going to do right now.

Chorus:
I'm giving You everything, all my hopes and dreams
It will take courage to surrender these things I cannot change
But I'm giving You the battle, Lord, I lay my weapons down
And I've never really trusted You like I'm going to do right now.

Verse 2
My lips have made some promises that pride could never keep
When all my good intentions gave up hope and found defeat
Now I realize faith can't abide in a heart that's filled with doubt
And I've never really trusted You like I'm going to do right now.

Oh for faith to trust Him more.

Praying for you,
with love,
Joy
PS. If words appear highlighted in this comment - I don't know how that happened so I can't remove it. Maybe the Lord wants to emphasize having "faith".

Blogger karamy3sons said...

Renee,

I am praying for you and your family in this new adventure that you are on. The Lord has such great plans for you and I am excited to see what He does.

My sister and her husband are in the process of adopting a baby girl in China. They are moving into a bigger house tomorrow so they can get settled before she arrives. Yall have alot in common.

I'm so sorry about your dog, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying for you!

Love in Christ,
Kara-Texas Prov. 3:5-6
karamy3sons.blogspot.com

Blogger Sharon Sloan said...

Dear Renee: Praying for all of you during this time. May His peace continually fill your hearts. He using all of this for His good and glory. Love you.
Sharon

Blogger Digging for Pearls said...

Renee,
I am so glad to hear that things are going better with the repair situation. Praise God! I have been praying.

Don't be discouraged by the struggles you have been facing. I believe that often after a time when we have really heard God speaking to us in significant ways, we also soon face major problems as well. The key is to not lose sight of what God has spoken and to continue to trust Him even when the path suddenly seems obscure. It's easy to have faith when everything is falling into place. But the real trials of our faith is during those rough times.

Keep hanging in there my friend. I praise Him for how He is using you in a mighty way to be a witness to so many. I pray that He will comfort and guide you in a way that only He can.

Sweet blessings my friend,
Pearls

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now I should be either paying bills or getting ready to leave to pick up my children from school. Instead, God led me to your blog. Thank you, Lord!

I hear your radio message almost every day, but today is the first time I have visited your website. I am amazed at the similarities in our lives right now: I have struggled over the past year about whether to move to a new home or stay put. In the last 3 weeks, we made the firm decision to build a new home. I've had the same waverings you wrote about -- being grateful for what God has given us, adding on to our current home, etc.. I finally feel peace that this is God's leading.

In the last 2 weeks, I have thought about adopting for the first time ever. God has blessed us with 3 children and our family feels complete, yet here are these thoughts of adopting an older (9) girl.

We have a 14 year old dog! And, I'm worried that she won't be with us much longer. She lost her hearing 2 or so years ago due to so many ear infections (she's a cocker spaniel). I'm worried about brain tumors and her eyes are growing cloudy.

I write all of this to say -- thank you! Thank you for sharing your life here. I have learned SO much in the short time I have read here today. I praise God for leading you. Please keep writing. You are bestowing blessings and being a light in more ways than you will probably ever know!!

Blogger Amy L Brooke said...

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you!

Blogger Digging for Pearls said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend!

Blessings,
Pearls

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