On Friday I was reminded of a song from my old sunday school days…”My God is so Big, so Strong and so Mighty, there’s nothing my God can not do!”
Friday was the end all, hightened day of emotions. On that day, February 5, 2010 our lives changed by the mighty hand of God.
The God who put the stars in the sky, who knows every hair on our head, who speaks and it is…Well God spoke. He moved.
He had this planned all along and we were just waiting for his perfect timing and plan.
For about a year we have been waiting for something more. For the desires of our hearts.
My husband is a good man. He loves the Lord. He is a man of integrity and a hard worker. He has walked in favor in his career from the begining. God has always taken care of us through his career.
When he moved into a manager position, we sat on a friends couch and prayed that God would open doors for a job in our community.
And God moved. He moved the current manager to a better job and moved my husband to a promotion and job only 5 minutes from home. With a new baby at home, it was a precious few years.
And He has continued to promote him…but the last year we were stuck. Promotion meant moving.
Moving from a home we loved. Moving from the love of family. Moving from the support and dear friendships of an amazing church family.
We didn’t want that. We didn’t want to more our family and a new baby. We didn’t want to move away from our family and our church.
But, “Lord if you want us to go because you have something better, we’ll go.”
2 Positions were offered. God said don’t go, so we waited.
I was relieved. But it left my husband tired, discouraged, discontent and frustrated.
By the end of the year his position changed. Because of mergers and economic pressures, he was given a “promotion” with more work, more traveling and no incentives.
It was bleak. He was struggling.
But God moved.
He came through with an opportunity that we had been praying and hoping for.
An opportunity that was on a completely different road. Unlike anything he has ever done.
But it’s good.
It’s full of promise and potential.
It keeps us home. Our desire is to not move around chasing more or what seems better. We want a stable home where our kids can grow up and have the same friends, family close by to help and love them and a church family to do the same.
God always comes through. And I am always blown away and in awe. But I will never forget. He does hear our cries. He does listend and he holds us when everything looks bleak. And he says, “Wait for it Beloved, I have so much in store for you.”
He knows every detail. He knows our fears and desires. And all we have to do is wait. It’t hard and it hurts sometimes. I like a plan. I like knowing. But when all I know is that he began a good work and is FAITHFUL to complete it…that’s enough of a plan for me.
What are you waiting for? Don’t worry. He is working on it…and it is going to be so much better that what you could have ever planned!
“Father, thank you so much for this past year. It was difficult and tiring and hard. To see my man struggle and worry was heartbreaking. But you, dear Lord, you were working just you promised. What you had was better than we ever thought possible. The world may think it’s crazy, but it is so good. It’s perfect. Thank you for always taking care of us and forgive us when we forget who you are and what you are capable of. In your precious name, Amen.”