Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tangles of Life

I wrote on Facebook yesterday, "It is such a comfort to drop the tangles of life into God's hands & leave them there." I've had this framed saying on the wall for years and just took it down. I had it hanging above my make-up table with some other favorites, but it looked kind of crowded and I took some down. But I can't put this one away. I need to see it every day so I hung it on a nail in the office.

Tangles of life aptly describes our lives right now. We were sure we were selling our house and moving to Amarillo but that has changed. Now we may stay in this town. We just aren't sure what God's plan really is. We did the first thing we were sure of--put the house on the market. The first two weeks we had non-stop realtors bringing clients to see it. Then the looking ceased. We had one last week and have had no calls since.

We haven't stopped planning and doing what we can, but we are no longer sure of anything.

Putting the tangles of life into God's hands is easy. Leaving them there hasn't been. But when we just don't have any idea what's next, leaving them becomes imperative.

So we just go about our lives every day living in the moment and praying for God's direction to be clear. I say continue because I really believe He's giving us direction all the time. All we have to do is be thankful and listen. Soon the tangles will be sorted out, but like Corrie Ten Boom, we don't need the ticket until we are ready to get on the train. When the time comes for us to know--we will know.

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