“The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” (Isaiah 58:11).
We moved to our new home in April. It is a cape-cod style house in a quaint village. Nearly everything–from shopping, churches, restaurants to schools–are within walking distance or short drive.
It is our third home and coincidentally just two-tenths of a mile from the first house we owned. I guess you could say we ‘moved home.’ Chronic illness was a major push that helped us decide to relocate. Between the acre and a half of land; the larger home; longer drive to all the services and the stairs I had to take to let the dog in and out–a move was necessitated.
Some days we never thought the house would sell. It was for sale eleven months. During that time we installed a new roof; reduced the price; made several minor improvements; and delisted the home briefly while I had and recovered from pacemaker surgery.
Cleaning and prepping a house on a moment’s notice for a showing was difficult–and there were times when my husband gave up hope that we would be successful in selling.
But I held on to one phrase–God’s will be done. As I look back I realize God does have perfect timing. I could never have moved while my heart beat in the 40s on a regular basis. And then I needed time to recover from my surgery. Other stressors emerged in our family and when our house sold in February we were in one of the biggest crises our family has faced.
But God’s will be done.
Our boxes are now unpacked; our children have their own rooms; I am on the first floor where it is easier to navigate myself and the puppy; and everyone is happier and calmer.
It is God’s perfect timing and I thank Him for providing.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for blessing us and watching over us as we embark on new chapters of our lives. Help us to remember to focus on Your will despite our challenges with chronic illness. In Your name dear, Jesus, Amen.
About the author:
Laura Seil Ruszczyk lives in New York with her husband and three children. She is a retired elementary school counselor who discovered her love of writing about 35 years ago. Laura is the disability/chronic illness advocate for her church and also runs a HopeKeepers group. She is enjoying meeting neighbors and settling in to her new home.
How are you assured that God’s will will be done despite the stressors you face?
This is a beautiful videos–the music, lyrics and even the visuals. If this is the only video you watch this week you won’t be disappointed. It is the song “Lead Me, Lord” with Basil Valdez and the lyrics are how we pray “lead me, Lord.” Through the pain, through the loneliness, through our struggle for independence when we need God so much. I hope you are blessed! -Lisa