More than a handful of people have furrowed their brow when I told them that we were selling our home to move into a rental. I promise I take no offense to their response.
I totally get it. But God has asked us to live here for the next few years and so here we are.
That aside, we have been here for the past two years.
At some point we noticed that when there’s a strong down pour the ceiling in the mudroom leaks. We put towels or buckets down, and notified the people that need to know of the problem. At no point was I panicked or had an overwhelming feeling of stress come over me.
I have, in the past, experienced a true awful roof leak, and this wasn’t that.
In our previous house the ceiling in our boys bedroom had an awful leak. Poor Cole woke up in the middle of the night with water streaming from the ceiling, directly onto his bed. It was a stressful time. That story ended with us spending thousands of dollars to put on a new roof after months of buckets, towels, tarps, and moving beds around.
But regardless of the lack of severity in the more recent situation, I trusted that it would be alright. Honestly, that calm came from knowing I have good landlords that will take care of it.
Well that’s when God decided to graciously point out that moment when my husband and I walked into the boys bedroom to see a drenched Cole. I was also reminded of all the stress I felt then.
Hadn’t He provided and taken care of that situation?
Here I am faced with another roof leak (albeit less dramatic). But in my sinful self I apparently trust humans to come through more than God.
So when some major appliance goes up or the AC stops working, I trust that my landlords (who are good landlords by the way) will fix it. That is a comfort that comes from renting, but shouldn’t I have that peaceful comfort when it’s a home that I own, because God is my provider?
I think that moment just showed me that; Yes, it is possible to keep it together when something major or minor in your home breaks or falls apart.
It’s possible if I’m trusting in the correct thing.
When it comes time to be home owners again I know I’ll be tested in this because well…all earthly homes fall apart. Even if it’s brand new – it’s going to have problems eventually.
When that time comes I pray I have at least an ounce of the trust that I felt in that moment, but in the One that really deserves my trust.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to hang out here!