I am exhausted. My roommate and I are moving soon. Of course we’ve done that before, but not for three years. There are so many logistics to work through. And this time, for the first time, it involves not only purging and cleaning and packing and scheduling and changing addresses and setting up utilities but searching home listings and finding a realtor and a mortgage broker and getting an inspection and an appraisal and signing a never-ending stream of paperwork.
But I said just yesterday that even all this is a reminder of grace. We knew we had a tight time limit for finding a house. In our price range everything was moving quickly—like within a few days of coming on the market kind of quickly. And our lease on our current apartment ends on a certain day. So we researched for months, watching things come on the market and get sold, but there was a one-week window to both find and get in contract on a house.
So what happened? That.
I wasn’t even worried about any of that part of it, to be honest. Every time I move God just sets it up. I never know exactly where I’m going until the moment I need to know, and then the best option is presented right before I have to make a decision. Every. Time. I kept reminding my roommate God would work it out, and He did.
So why am I worried all these tasks won’t get done? They will. They always do. This is my 18th move. I know what I’m doing, and I know how to get it done even amidst running my business and volunteering at a national conference for several days and painting the entire interior of the new place before we move in. Everything that needs to get done will be done (Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:26).
We hear all the time—on commercials, even from our financial advisors—that “past performance is no guarantee of future performance”. Except with God, it is. He reminds us over and over in Scripture that He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; that He brought His people out of slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land. He promised a Savior, and He sent His own Son to live a perfect life, be tortured, and die on a cross for our sins. He gave us all of His Word to remind us of everything He’s done. He will not abandon us now.
1 Peter 1:3-7: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you this week is that “the tested genuineness of your faith” will “result in praise and glory and honor” (1 Peter 1:7) to the Lord who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). He who holds the stars in the sky holds your circumstances in His hands. Cling to hope, sister; cling to Him.
Praising Him with you,