Tuesday, December 20, 2005

i had it all figured out ...



"If God says "no" to something we want, it is because He has something better in store." Ruth Bell Graham ...

i had it all figured out ... this was going to be SO perfect ... the house sold and there was a condo for sale, right on the waterfront in our little town ... the price wasn't bad, the location was more than perfect ... i rubbed my hands in glee at how this was all going to work out great!

notice ... "i" had it all figured out ...

well "i" had it figured WRONG ... again!

yes, we could have bought the condo - in fact we even put in an offer ... but it was not to be ...

i sort of knew it ... it seems that i kept on bumping into folks in town who told me one bad story after another - all valid reasons for not buying it ... all valid reasons to patiently WAIT for God's "something better" ...

we will celebrate our last Christmas here in our cottage ... and, i will continue to "ask, seek, knock" ... still learning my lessons on relinquishing control from my hands, into God's ...

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

We can never know all HE means to give us...and it is good you are patiently waiting for the solution for you to appear. I have found usually it appears at the LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT...no matter what kind of problem we face. HE just wants to be sure the glory is HIS I think.
Blessings...

Saija said...

elizabeth ... i so agree ... thank you for the reminder ... and that is why i blogged about my insecurity - so that God can have the glory for the time and place we move ... leo's health is so bad at the moment too ... he fell in one the stores that we stopped in, his legs just don't cooperate ... so this will be a miracle move all around! (hugs) ... Merry Christmas!

osray said...

Why is it, when we know everything will work out great, we still have those little worries sneak in? Those are the things that exercize our patients, so we will know better next time. Perhaps?

Saija said...

osray ... *laughing to self* ... yes, why is it? i think faith grows each time it is tested ... God has never failed me, nor forsaken me ... and i have been blessed beyond measure - my blog buds are proving to be a wonderful blessing at this moment!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, ((((((((((hugs))))))))) for you both...it so hard to be the sufferer and sometimes even harder to be the observer standing by!! Sounds like he needs to use a wheel chair in places like that...better than chancing falling!! Here, every store has some motorized carts for those with needs. But for a man, that is terribly hard...a terrible indignity to use such!!

I was also thinking that often in life God's "no" can turn out to be an even greater blessing than HIS "yes"...but we ususally only see that in retrospect.

Blessings for better days ahead...

Mrs. Diamond said...

oh just think how God must have something even better in mind for you! Remember he sees around the bend the things that we don't see....trust Him.

Saija said...

elizabeth ... smiling, as i receive your hugs! yes, leo will have to use his cane more - the sidewalks are all snowy so motorized wheelchairs would have a hard time ... he still ambles along most days, just needs to be careful ... we seem to be living proof that God displays His strength through our weaknesses ... without HIM, this would be discouraging - with Him we can proove that all things are possible! thank you for the blessings ... !

mrsd ... yes He does see around the bend ... usually He is telling me to slow down! ... so, uh, what are you guys doing in February? does your husband have big strong muscles? you know - the moving man type? *chuckling* ...