We found a house!!! Yiiiipppeee! To say I am so excited would be a complete understatement! I am still in a little bit of shock, but it's slowly sinking in that we did find a house and that once again, the Lord has blown our socks off.
I had a friend tell me in the middle of this-finding a home-B's job situation- that once we found a house and B's job situation was settled, we would be able to look back and see how He had it taken care of all along, and that is exactly what we are doing. When we started out, I told the Lord that I really wanted to live like I say I believe. I didn't want to fret and fear that He wouldn't provide us shelter, or take care of Jake, should we have to change schools, or take care of us, should we have to move out of town. I wanted to walk in faith. I think that if I had to grade myself I would give myself a "B". Truly, I did better than I thought I would, but here over the last couple of weeks, my knees were starting to knock and there were more tears than I'd like to admit. However, thankfully, He didn't "fail" me but stepped in just in time and provided exactly what we needed (and more) and took care of everything.
At the beginning of this process I came across Psalm 22:2-5 in my quiet time. It says:
"O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night and am not silent. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel. In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted you and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed."
I knew that He was telling me to trust Him and that no matter what the outcome looked like, even it it was completely different than what we had asked for that we would NOT be disappointed.
Over our almost 12 years together there have been many things that B and I have prayed for. Some answers came looking exactly like what we asked Him for, some answers looked completely different-some better-some worse (to our limited human perspective), and some answers we are still waiting for, but in all of them, even if we couldn't say it at the time, and even for the ones we are still waiting for, we have never been disappointed and I trust that we never will. He is faithful.