Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hopefulness in frustrations


Here are some things that I have said in the last 2 weeks:

"Wow, I can't believe everything is working out so perfectly!"
"This is crazy timing!"
"I can't believe our house sold!"

On Monday morning, my girls at work threw me the most fantastic going away brunch ever! It was fun, laid back and exactly what I had hoped it would be. 5 hours later my travel contract for my job in Plano came in the mail and as I was looking over it all to sign and mail, Bob the realtor called to tell us that the buyer's "pre-approved" loan did not get accepted. He also non-chalantly stated that he would be over in 30 minutes to take our SOLD sign down and replace it with the flyer tube again.

So hmmmm....here we are back at square one. I think we are as disppointed now as we were excited 2 weeks ago. I've heard everything from "This must not be God's timing", "This is God testing your faith", "This is Satan trying to tear you down", to "This is worst case scenario". I can not say that I really agree with any of these. It is what it is. Nothing is guaranteed. We wanted to move in 2 weeks, and we planned on it, but now it's not happening and that is okay. We have everything in the world to be grateful for and one setback is not going to destroy that! It's taken me about 48 hours to get over my initial anger and now we are ready to persevere!

I have a some faith left in the housing market and it is still our hope to be in Dallas by the fall for Jordan to start at Criswell. A good friend of mine shared this verse to me yesterday...it is encouraging and daily I am trying to figure out how to do what is says :)

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4

4 comments:

Kellye Frazier said...

We're praying for you guys and know everything is going to work out. We have some friends graduating in May from Golden Gate who are SUPER passionate about New Mexico and are planning their move. Can you send me a link to your house and also your church name?? Who knows?? But we'll do our part to get you back to TEXAS!!!! LOVE you guys!!!

DUSTIN & BETHANY said...

I'm so sorry y'all. On the upside it appears that you love where you are currently living and that there are many people there who love all of you too! It will all work out in time, and TEXAS is EXCITED to have you whenever you get here!

--Bethany

The Pereira Family said...

I know selling a house is a HUGE ordeal. Been there done that. I hope things work out soon, and we're excited to have you 2 coming back to the Lone Star State!

Beth said...

So sorry to hear about the house. No matter what anyone says, it STINKS! However, I know you know in the deepest parts of your soul that the good Lord has a wonderful plan and it will be perfect for you and your family and we are praying for you guys.