This means that once again, my current residence looks like this.
Have I mentioned I hate moving?
And while my heart is overflowing at the gift I feel we've been given in this opportunity, at times, my heart is also anxious and overwhelmed. Thinking to myself, "Are we crazy to leave the friends, city, and security that we're comfortable with and try to start over? I mean, Virginia Beach doesn't have Josie, Whole Foods, or Anthropologie. What are we thinking?"
Yet in those times, I'm reminded that through change and uncertainty, God is with us. When He calls us to new opportunities, He doesn't send us alone, but He goes before us. He is the God whose love for us is so all-consuming that He promises "whether we look to the left or to the right, we will here a voice behind us saying, 'this is the way, walk in it." He is also the God who assures us that He "will lead the blind by ways they do not know." (Isaiah 42 and 30)
He is the One who knows our way.
And so, on this rainy morning, with my heart open and my hands shaking, I say,
"Let's go God! You are my God, the one who created me and who knows me (Psalm 139). You promise to fulfill the purposes You have for me and never to abandon the work of Your hands (Psalm 138). You are the One who will not leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13). You are my God, my times are in Your hands (Psalm 31). I. Will. Trust. You.
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped."