Well, there has been a speed bump in the road! The deal has fallen through. We found out this morning, and we are not sure why, except to say that God has something else in store for us. We will just continue to lean of God for all of our strength to make it through the coming days. Pastor Zach came over this afternoon to encourage us... He read this portion of scripture which has reminded us again that He is faithful and compassionate, and we need to trust Him for all things:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Who is the man who fears the LORD? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land. The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes know to them his covenant. My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me. Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
This is our prayer! That we will remain faithful to God in all that we do and that HE will show steadfast love, compassion, mercy and kindness toward us! Please continue to pray for us, not only for the sale of the house, but for patience to endure! Psalm 121:8 "The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." We must believe His word, and trust it! This doesn't mean there won't be SPEED BUMPS, but He will nurse our whiplash!
Continuing to TRUST in the LORD,
Charlene and the rest of the GANG!