Daniel and I are both close to total burn-out on this homeownership business-and we haven't even moved in yet!:) After lots of delays and setbacks it again looks like we can't move in when we planned. For once though, I am trying to surrender our plans to the Lord and trust that His plan is best.
It has been easy for me to give into discouragement and anxiety at times. But more than ever I need to put aside those thoughts and words and encourage Daniel since I think he feels the weight of the world on his shoulders in getting a place ready for our family to live. The last thing he needs is for me to be putting extra pressure or trying to ease my fears along with his own.
Most of all we miss being together as a family. This morning I was encouraged by these words in Romans 12: "Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."
And a reminder to cry out to Him when I don't know what to do in Psalm 22 "But you, O Lord, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid!'
Also I must remember that this is only a season and will soon pass.