His Light Shines Through Turmoil

A few months ago we placed our house for sale. Much thought and prayer went into the decision. And, much sadness, trepidation, anticipation, came along for the ride. As a contract is signed, fear, tears, and uncertainty hitch a ride.

What is a house? What is a home? Everyone has their own definition without my blogging it…but indulge me as I need this release. My husband once stood in our livingroom and raised his arm like Vanna White and as he turned around he said “this is what you do – our home”. To some that may sound a bit chauvinistic (and I admit a few of my feminist hairs stood up) but I knew what he meant and it was a great compliment. I love my house. We were so blessed that God led us here….and that’s a whole other story, but definitely a God thing.

Last fall we dealt with some troubling times in our family. A major health scare, spiritual attack, business issues. At the time, I didn’t care if I lived in a tent if my family was healthy and safe. I still hold that belief. But, as this book comes to a close, I’m not sure how to start the next book.

The answer to the question: house vs home, different to each individual. I know a home is built in your heart. Anyone who has sent a child off to college, or a move across the country….usually says something like “you are always in my heart”. I’ve been blessed to travel to many of the most beautiful places God created-from our east coast to the west,  beaches, Italy, Greece. But, that feeling when pulling up the driveway is always great. I love to come home, to my bed, my comforts, my nest. My granddaughter recently returned from a great trip with her parents to Italy and she said, “Nanny, I want a root beer, American tv, and my bed”! We love the comforts of our home.

As I reconcile, the turmoil running around in my mind, I know His light continues to shine and there is a plan. Trust and Faith are what I cling to….I awoke this morning and He had dried my tears and replaced them with hope, adventure, and blessings. Yes, I’m not 100% o.k., uncertaintity is still lurking in the back seat but faith is driving!

I know I will have a house somewhere….but I always have a home.

Blessings and hugs…..

Today’s Song
…Be careful what you wish for,
‘Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all,
And then some you don’t want.
Be careful what you wish for,
‘Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all, yeah.

….Oh, well I’m going home,
Back to the place where I belong,

(Home by Daughtry)

John 14:23

English Standard Version (ESV)

23Jesus answered him, (A) “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and(B) we will come to him and(C) make our home with him.


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