I’m selling a house. Let’s rephrase that; I’m pregnant with two kids, four and under, underfoot, and I’m selling a house. I’m a woman who likes to have all her ducks in a row, who loves order and efficency, and I’m selling my house. I’m a gal who desires to know a situation beginning to end with perfect certainty, and I’m selling a house. To say I’m a bit stressed or overwhelmed might be an understatement.
But praise my God because He is good, and His hand has been, and is still, all over my situation. And all day He’s been whispering His truth into my ear.
I remember when I put my house on the market two weeks ago my dad asked, “so what’s your plan?” And that’s a fair question. It’s been the question asked by a few others, myself included. But if you’re a typical American who works hard to live then you’ll understand that those answers don’t always come easy. Plans are just plans, and like a pie crust promise they can be easily broken.
“I want a plan!” I desired to scream when my dad asked. I needed a plan, and I suppose I had the idea of one, but certainly nothing set in stone.
When selling a home one thing is certain, and that’s the fact that the entire process is uncertain. You can pick houses you like, but until you sell your own it’s a waiting game. And you never know how long it will take. I’ve had one on the market for over a year before, but this time around it only took two weeks.
Once a contract is accepted things still aren’t certain. There’s still plenty of questions.
What if the home inspection brings up something unforeseen?
What if I can’t afford the repairs?
What if the buyers back out?
What if there’s a problem with my loan?
What if the house I want is gone before I get an offer in?
Yet all day He’s been whispering what I already know, but what I still needed to hear. Especially what I needed to hear.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Life is full of uncertainty. All. The. Time. Your health or that of your children isn’t certain. Neither is your job. Buying a house sure isn’t. We cannot know the problems that will come, but we also may never realize the ones that never cross our path. The uncertainty of it all can make your head spin. You could spend each day worrying about the next, but what good would that really do?
Worrying about tomorrow’s inspection won’t fix problems I cannot see, but prayer can fix all things. Trust can carry us farther than worry ever can, and the power of faith trumps an uncertain world every single time.
I will trust in Him. He’s never failed before. Whatever may come I know who’s in control, and there’s a beautiful peace in that.
I’ll make plans, pliable ones, but my future will always rest in His perfect will.
I have enough to do with packing and wrangling small children. So I’ll let Him handle the rest.