Finding Joy in the Season of Change

Finding Joy in the Season of Change

I know! I wrote about finding hope in a season of change back in September and then promptly disappeared from the blog by the end of the month.  Not quite what I had planned but it was very necessary…..well at least it was for the maintenance of my sanity.

God had so much in store for my husband and I, and it was with rapid fire succession that it arrived.

We completed the sprucing up of our home, moved out of it, moved in with our daughter, staged our house, and then listed it with our awesome real estate agent

– all in the same week in October.

But before this was done, enormous amounts of prayer went in to it.  Prayer by friends, by our church family and ourselves. We trusted God to handle it all.  Have you ever found yourself in extremely stressful situations but found that you had peace and joy deep with in? Well I sure was not expecting that level of amazing blessing we received from trusting God to handle it all.

He handled it all and made sure we had a huge dose of joy to go through it all with.  

Our home went under agreement within 4 hours of it listing! We eventually closed on the house the day before Thanksgiving and celebrated with tremendous gratitude for God’s great blessing.

But He wasn’t done with us quite yet! Our plan was to build an in-law apartment at our daughter’s home but God saw fit to reveal a better plan, one that would enable us to live mortgage free in another home.  Who knew better then Him what our needs would be?  We were continuing to pray fervently for God to provide and He did!  A home we liked was not available initially and we settled on making an offer on another…yet God knew where we should be and the offer didn’t go through but, the  first home we liked became available to us within hours!  And so we bought it just before Christmas and now we are mortgage free and have been so appreciative of this great blessing that our God provided.

The Scriptures are full of examples of how God answered prayer.  Our requests may not be as big and powerfully needed but even the simplest request when spoken to God is heard.  

The best answers to prayer come when we wait with expectant joy, trusting in Him to provide the answers.

How has God answered prayer in your life? I think it would be wonderful to fill the comments with praises for answered prayers!