Two and a half months. That’s how long we’ve lived at our new place. There’s parts of the house that feel like home, the living room, the master bedroom, the kitchen, but then there’s these other “zones”.
I’ve come to believe foreclosures hold many of their secrets until you’ve moved inside. For example, our house needed a new toilet, a completely renovated water-softener, and a different electrical panel. This past weekend, I continued to clean the upstairs bathroom, and later, Nelson found water pouring from the top floor through our kitchen ceiling. Yet again, another surprise! In addition, we had our 3rd toilet start to leak last week. All of this added up to another contractor visiting our house today.
Foreclosures can be messy, and quite simply put, we’re okay with it. We know the surprises are part of the purchase. However, life can be messy too, and sometimes we aren’t so “okay” with the surprises around the bend.
When you have one of those moments, there’s an app for that–it’s your Bible. Here’s some verses to cling to when life seems to throw you a curve ball.
Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
In addition, Isaiah 54:10 and Romans 8 tell us God’s love for us cannot be shaken. Nothing can separate us from Him. Trust He remains in control and can use anything for good.