The saga of that stinkin' house has officially ended. We finally sold our rental house a few weeks ago. It was very anticlimactic. After seven years of wondering what in the world God was doing with this house, suddenly it was over. Yes, we were relieved, but the lower price we decided to take tempered our excitement.
And it still doesn't make any sense. We didn't make a huge amount of money on it. We didn't change any lives. I can't help but wonder what the point of it all was. The end result was not a huge blessing, but we were never devastated either.
One of my bloggy buddies left a Chuck Swindoll quote in a comment on my last post that resonates with me today. "Will you trust me on this even if I never tell you why?" (Thanks, Living Beyond!) Perhaps that is the lesson.
Why is that always the lesson for me and why does it seem so unsatisfying? I want a flashier ending, yet I know God doesn't often work like that. I know I have learned TRUST in this whole thing. Many, MANY sleepless nights of worry have taught me to rely on Him and His Word. God always showed Himself faithful. Experiencing His faithfulness and learning to set things in His hands are intangible blessings I too easily overlook. It is enough. For that I can utter a sincere, "Thank You, Lord."
And who knows, though the house is no longer in our hands, we may still cross paths with our last tenants. After a passage I read in Luke today, I'm wondering if the book is really closed on that relationship. It makes me smile to think what God may have up His sleeve. I have learned no matter what the outcome, God is trustworthy and I am loved.
Thank You, Lord.
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