Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Burn-out on home ownership

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.

4 comments:

The Keevy Family said...

So Sorry that you have to endure all of this Rachael!
I'll be thinking and praying for you.
Jane

Family Hope Ministries said...

Please let us know how we can help! I am so sorry that it is such a tough time right now. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.
Marie

Rachael said...

If you wanted to bring Daniel a meal or two during the next week (leftovers from your dinner are great) that would be a blessing to me-knowing he's taken care of. At this point we will come back next Tuesday even if its not done because Daniel's sister is coming into town the next day. We are praying the bathroom will be in (at least a toilet!) Other than that K could give him a call-even a friendly face would be encouraging to him:) Thankyou for asking:)

Gabrielle Krake said...

This seems to be a prevailing theme, for I have been reminded lately through trials to 'TRUST' in the Lord, His plan is so much better than anything I can imagine. Lamentations 3:22