by Jen AlLee
A place of one's own to call home. It's a simple dream, an attainable request. At least, that's what I thought until my family embarked on the treacherous road called "Buying a Short-Sale."
Months ago, when I signed up to write a post during Home Sweet Home week, I thought I'd be sharing good news. I was certain we'd be in our new home and I could tell you how God moved on our behalf. But here I am, five months after having our offer accepted and signing the contract, and I'm writing this on my laptop in my old apartment.
All of us are important to God. So much so that He has our futures all planned out. But He doesn't want us to worry and obsess over what will happen tomorrow.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
I think most of us are familiar with the above verse. It's a great reminder that God wants only good things for His children. Of course, what we consider "good" isn't always the same as what God thinks is "good." Here's another one that really nails the futility of worrying about tomorrow:
"Now listen, you who say,
'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city,
spend a year there,
carry on business and make money.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.'
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while
and then vanishes.
Instead you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will,
we will live and do this or that.'"
James 4:13-15 (NIV)
Question: Have you ever had a time when something didn't work out when you wanted it to, but God's timing was even better?
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