Thursday, November 13, 2008

On the up-side...

Yesterday (& even today) was so frustrating that it was hard to find an up-side. But I have to find something positive to focus on.

One good thing that happened yesterday was that I had a bit of good news, I hope. I had been interested in an ad for a mobile home to rent a few weeks ago. I had called the man and he seemed very pleasant. He said that they were moving the home from Hutchinson and were putting it in the trailer park just down the street from me, actually a little closer to the girls' school. I had called that trailer park because they rent homes as well as lots and his rent is $50 less than theirs. Plus, the rent includes cable and internet! He had emailed me pictures and the place was really pretty--even has a small den! But, he had also said he had had some other inquiries. Enough time had gone by that I was sure that it had already been moved and rented. But, I emailed him anyways and he said that the weather had delayed the set-up, so it wasn't even ready yet and it was still available and he would let me know. I don't yet have the money for the deposit or the rent, but I am praying that if this is the place that God wants me, that it will all fall into place at the right time.

Another good thing was that I weighed myself and I have actually lost 8 pounds since the last time I weighed! That's always a plus!

Oh, and I think I found addresses for two of my friends that I haven't been able to get a hold of in a few years.

Last night I had a little unexpected encouragement. It's always interesting as I am keying the mail (in case you didn't know, I do data entry at the post office) to see the little notes people write on the outsides of their envelopes. This one had a verse from the song "Trust & Obey": "Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away; Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear, Can abide while we trust and obey." And then there was a line that said something like, "If you can't see past earth's shadow, look to Jesus and his light!"

I was struggling over some issues today and was praying and crying, asking God how I could accept a certain situation. I felt one word in my heart. I almost didn't catch it because I was so focused on myself. It was, "trust."

Thank you if you prayed for my cousin--he has been released from the hospital. Not even a broken bone. He had a concussion, a bruised ankle and liver, and lost a lot of blood from various cuts (had to be stapled back together), but he is very, very lucky. I pray that he takes advantage of this second chance.

1 comment:

fpatlan said...

Isn't it amazing how He works...? I will continue to pray for you...and if you ever need someone to vent to please have at it....I have been told I have a great listening ear.