Just in case you’ve missed reading my posts here at (in)courage about the cross-country move our family just made (to catch up you can read here and here). We moved our family of 6 from Charleston, SC to Phoenix, AZ and lived to tell about it!
I wanted to let you know something the move taught me (and forgive me for a super-trite moment, but) : God has not forgotten you.
I am going to share a piece of this whole “moving” story with you that makes me admittedly a little nervous. It’s personal, but I know these things could maybe help, heal, lift up one of you out there. I quietly share these details so that you too might experience God in lovely and profound ways.
In the midst of the moving process, when the decisions had already been made and deposits had been paid, our income changed drastically. Jobs were lost and nope – have not yet been replaced. Imagine moving across the country because God said to, knowing there was no job waiting for you when you arrive.
We’ve been blessed beyond measure every single day, trust me, we haven’t gone wanting. Each day we wake and new things happen, unexpected provision pops up, and hopes are buoyed. It’s always *just enough* in dollars/encouragement/hope that we feel like we get through another day unscathed, optimistic and learning patience.
But what is astounding to me, as we wait and watch the bank account drain in a long booming noise like a vault being shut…is that God hasn’t forgotten us.
We waiver, and yet wake the next day with a new problem solved by God. We doubt, and lean into Him, ask for clarity and promises and more faith – and we get them.
We are completely amazed that God is who He said He is.
Isn’t that funny? Why should it be so surprising that we’ve been able to find rich contentment in this “without” season? Why is it shocking each time a temp job or a freelance gig pays exactly the amount of that water bill or grocery need?
I don’t know why, but perhaps God delights in our surprised-ness (I just made up that word), knowing our silly (and beautiful) humanity is what makes us His.
I don’t feel bad being totally amazed and shocked and awed each time God provides. I know it’s Him who loves me and loves to see my face light up. He who constantly reconciles me to Him.
I love when I can see that God remembered me.
Do you see God’s faithfulness in your life right now? How has God remembered you?
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