Hey Everyone! It has been awhile since I have written. Starting new goals is one thing, but follow through is another. I haven’t written as much as I would like, but I am hoping to change that!
In my first blog post on this site, I shared with you all some of the trials my husband and I went through last year. All of those things resulted in us having to move in with my parents at the end of last summer. When I came to the realization that things were so out of control, and that the only way we would make it through, was by moving in with my parents – I was devastated.
I had just turned 23, hadn’t been married for quite a year, and had to move in with my parents.
I am the planner, the person that trys to ensure everything is put together – but this was something that I couldn’t plan my out of. I had to move in with my parents, and it seemed like the end of the world to me. From September to December of last year, I was completely broken. I felt like I had failed, and had let my family down.
At the beginning of this year, our church held 21 days of prayer and fasting – that is where things began to turn around. I felt renewed physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our Pastor started out the first night of prayer with a devotion, asking us all to speak in faith the things that we wanted to see in 2019 – and I did. I have been speaking those very things in faith since that night.
Life went on, the mundane tasks of day to day living tried to wear me down – but I was not going to let that happen. I continued to speak in faith the things I wanted to see.
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustardseed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”Matthew 17:20b
In January, my husband was blessed with a full time job. My first prayer was answered. God heard me, and my faith began to rise. At the end of January, I was blessed with a new position that brought a raise. Both of these things were a big deal, because it allowed the funds to help us really pay off our debts. We aren’t completely debt free, but it’s going to happen this year – by faith!
Little by little, little things started falling into place. Isn’t that just like God, to slowly show us another piece to the puzzle? He shows us a little bit of what He can do to strengthen our faith just a little bit more.
Another thing I spoke by faith, was that we would get back into our own place, and move out of my parents home. I am so grateful for all they have done in this time, truly I don’t know where I would be without having their support. But in all of that, I longed to have my own space – and I know that they want their space back too!
I prayed for specific things that I wanted – 2 bedrooms, lots of space, upgraded kitchen, dog park, etc. God wants to give you everything you desire, and more. We began to look online, and then decided we wanted to actually go tour these places. We looked at several properties in one day, since Jurgen was off of work on a Saturday (this almost never happens) – but I was exhausted!
We pulled up to this property, and I just had a peace about me. We walked in, met the office manager, and toured the facility. When we walked in to the apartment model, we both looked at each other and said, “This feels like home.”
So many things fell into place that day. I am so excited to share with you all, that we were approved, and are moving in this June!
I am SO thankful for all that God is doing in our lives. My faith just continues to grow. The night is almost over, and my joy is coming.
This blog is meant to share my personal story, and walk of faith. I pray that this will bless you, and encourage you. The things I spoke in faith at the beginning of the year are coming to fruition – God hears, and He cares!
If you are struggling, and lacking faith right now – let this encourage you. God is listening to you. He hears each prayer, each tear that falls, and every thought you have. There may be pain in the night, but the joy comes in the morning. Rejoice in knowing that at the end of this all, your morning will be turned into dancing.
Each part of your story is imporant – hold on – the morning is coming!
“I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me.
You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you restored my health.
You brought me up from the grave, O Lord.
You kept me from falling into the pit of death.
Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
When I was prosperous, I said,
“Nothing can stop me now!”
Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain.
Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.
I cried out to you, O Lord.
I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,
“What will you gain if I die,
if I sink into the grave?
Can my dust praise you?
Can it tell of your faithfulness?
Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me.
Help me, O Lord.”
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!”