"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5
This verse gives me hope...I was doing my daily devotional last night and the topic was none other than dealing with problems in our lives. It talked about how we may want something so badly, that if the Lord did not stop us, we would be heading straight for disaster. Although we may not always see it right away the Lord's ways are the highest and best ways for our lives...he works on many levels and everything he does is intertwined somehow. I have been so STRESSED out about this upcoming move, and all the problems I've been running into that i will admit, my focus has not been on him lately, and that is something I want to change. I have been having a hard time eating and sleeping and my days are filled with my stomach turning in knots of worry about how everything is going to work out. After reading this last night I had a wake up call. I realized maybe the Lord was trying to tell me something, if only I would listen. So I prayed, and asked the Lord to do what is best for me in my life, and that if its meant for me to move to VA before Isaiah gets home, that he would open all the right doors for me to do so. Now I'm not gonna lie, if this doesn't work out, I will be very disappointed and sad...and I prayed about that also. I told the Lord, I am running low on strength and asked for him to help me deal if things don't work out. I think sometimes we need to be gently reminded that he knows whats best for us, so as of now I am leaving this whole moving situation in his hands. :)
On a lighter note, I woke up this morning to an email from my hubby with none other than my new POWER OF ATTORNEY attached! Needless to say I was a very happy camper and rushed downstairs to print it out. A few minutes later I faxed it to the housing office in Norfolk and then called to ensure they had received it. The lady who works there is so nice and helpful, and we just laughed about all the shenanigans I had been through to get that darn piece of paper! :) Its funny how something that made me cry three days ago, was now making me laugh! Anyways, I'm still not in the clear yet, I have to wait until Monday to speak with the people at Lincoln Military Housing and find out how long the waiting list for housing is. I'm praying its less than two months, but if not we will figure it out somehow...and i know the Lord will work it out however he sees best for us. Happy Friday everyone and I hope you all have a blessed day!
The Navy Wife