Time and Release

Posted by on July 11, 2007

Well, the home projects haven’t been completed yet.  The concrete contractor who needs to replace three panels of our new patio hasn’t done the demo yet (I’m withholding his name for now, assuming that he’s going to make good on his promises.)  I can’t finish the back sprinklers or the stucco repair until he’s done with his demo.  The materials for our dining room floor – which were supposed to arrive Monday or Tuesday haven’t arrived so we can’t schedule that.  And as you saw in the last post, we didn’t finish the ones we’re doing by ourselves either!

The house we wanted to make an offer on is still on the market, but we don’t have a time-frame for any of this, and it’s all a bit crazy.

God says, “Be still and know that I am God.”  (Psalm 46:10)

I say, “How does that help me get this stuff done in time?”

God says, “What do you mean, in time?

“If we don’t get all of these things done, we won’t be able to get our house!”

“What makes you think that’s your house?  I have plenty of houses, and you’ll get what you need,” God answers.

“OK, but this concrete guy was supposed to fix this a long time ago.  He’s not standing up to what he said he’d do, and I only had one vacation week to do all my projects to get us ready.”

“You’re not listening.  I have this under control.  Trust me.

“OK.  I’ll let it go for now.  But you’re going to have to help me.”  Even as I speak this in my mind, I know arrogant that is.  God doesn’t have to do anything.  But if God is asking me to trust, God will come through.  I can count on that.  Still, I need help to feel it.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

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