In the past three months, we’ve:
- graduated from Virginia Tech
- gotten married (AYO!)
- been to the beach twice
- he’s worked, I’ve job searched
- moved into a tiny Blacksburg apartment
- moved out of a tiny Blacksburg apartment
- moved into an even tinier Roanoke house (pictures to come!)
- started new jobs in a new town
- left our old church and searched for a new one
It has been an insane three months. I feel like I need to go hide in our closet and curl into a ball, not allowing ANY more changes. A week ago, we left a town that Morgan lived in for all 23 years of his life and that I fell in love with 4 years ago. I got an awesome job at a sweet little preschool in Roanoke on a Wednesday and started it the following Monday (moment of silence to praise God for that provision 🙂 ).
To say that we’re going through a bit of a transitional period would be a ginormous understatement.
In the midst of all the chaos that we are calling “life,” I’ve never been so grateful that my God is a rock that cannot be shaken. As I wake up each day, beginning a new routine in a new place with no one we know, I’m assured that the Lord has surrounded us with the Holy Spirit to guide and protect us through our fear and anxiety.
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalm 34:4-8
Even typing those verses out just filled my heart with peace. Praise God that He delights to deliver His pathetic children, such as me. I literally feel all soft and warm inside when I read that the Creator of the universe has sent His angels to encamp around me. He desires for us to trust in His awesome plan and power.
He is SO present in the midst of our circumstances. I’m filled with so much joy when I anticipate the future, when Morgan and I sit with cups of coffee on our porch and giggle about how dumb we’ve been to stress over this newness. We will look back and see how God provided for us in abundance, even when we feel alone and terrified.
Rest in the fact that God has you, He wants you, and He delights in you.