Monday, January 18, 2010

Thanking God for His Provision and Guidance

Most of you know that we sold our home in August ago due to neighbor problems. We were surrounded by family on all sides who were constantly fighting with each other while we were stuck in the middle. Our realtor guessed that our home would be on the market for 7-9 months so we were unprepared when we had a contract within 6 days of placing it up for sale!

We've been living in an apartment at our church for the past 5 months and often wonder if we made the right decision in leaving our home without another one to move into, if we got enough money in the sale, what God's purpose was for letting it sell so quickly, and if maybe we just got caught up in the "grass is always greener" mentality. Our minds were put to rest today after a phone call from my mom who saw this story on the news.
Our next-door neighbor to the west shot our next door neighbor on the east then shot himself in the head. All over what the neighbors to the southwest of us decided to do with a trailer that probably isn't worth $3,000. This is what they have been fighting over for years with multiple calls to the police and knock-down-drag-outs in their yards while we lived there.

Thank you, Lord that while we were constantly praying for wisdom in our decision-making and it seemed like you were letting us fly blind that You were guiding us the entire time.
I cannot imagine how much our old property has now decreased in value (at least temporarily), having to deal with the stress of police interviews and possible courtroom involvement, or what it would be like to know we were stuck raising a child there! Romans 8:28 came into play today and we really are "living the dream" here at church. :) Praise God!

We are set to close on our new home at the end of this month. Please pray that all goes smoothly.


Misty said...

Wow, Jen! God was definitely looking out for you guys.

Candy said...

Jenn!! Glad you got the heck outta Dodge!!!

Charles Grimm said...

Wow, we actually saw that on the news and I was wondering what people think about these days.
Really am glad 1.) that you weren't caught smack dab in the middle of that insanity and 2.) that you are caught right smack dab in the middle of God's will! Of course, as the token Calvinist, I'm sure you know my take on the latter! haha Anyway, thanks for inviting me to your now super secret blog!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, guys! Enjoy the super secret mysteries of grooviness. ;)

Csilla said...

I'm so thankful you were outta there!