Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Our House

The house we purchased four years ago was a fixer-upper and turned out to be a lot more work than we were expecting.  Each repair or improvement we have tried to make has been met with unexpected setbacks, since once we tore down what was there (drywall, for instance), we would find something that either also needed to be fixed, or had been done in such a way that we couldn’t repair it the way we were planning on.  It has been quite a trial... and quite a blessing.

God brings trials into the lives of His children to make us more like Him.  It is one of the many ways in which He Teaches us.  It isn’t an easy process - and it can take a fair amount of time - but it does drive the point home once you understand the point.  God taught me contentment through the process of repairing our house.  We still aren’t finished, but I am content.  I am also thankful that we even have a house to call our own.

God provides.  At every turn of life, He is right there beside His children.  He will provide for you - it’s one of His Many Names:  Jehovah-jireh “The Lord Who Provides.”  When I am in the midst of a trial, the best thing is to look to the Lord and to know that He will provide, and to see that He always has provided.

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