Unsettled

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 8:10-11

Unsettled. It is a great word to describe where we are today. We came home last night from a great visit with our families over the holiday weekend and as we approached home, Ryan would share with me later how the disappointment grew in him. The job situation for him has not improved, with the exception that he started at the local grocery store today which will provide more stability in terms of hours adn a paycheck. It won't be much, but it will be more consistent than what he's had in the last month or so. It is frustrating, and yet we are trying to focus on how God continue to provide. It may not be in ways we expected or wanted, but He does continue to provide and for that our hearts are full.

We know this is not our home, it is temporary and that our focus should be on the eternal things. That is what drives us especially now. That is what makes it all the more unsettling for us to return to our earthly home in Brazil, Indiana. We know God is not finished with us yet, He has a work to do in our lives for the sake of His kingdom. We are so ready, and yet for whatever reason, God is giving us a season to rest and wait. I was reminded by a very dear friend this weekend how important it is to rest in Him right now, to truly be still and know our God. It is hard when we aren't able to serve in the capacity with which we are so accustomed, what we are gifted for. It is hard to rest, isn't it? I believe God does that to save us from ourselves though. Burn out is a terrible thing, and I would not want us to get to that point in ministry. So, our approach in this season needs to be highly expectant but restful. As we rest in Him, I trust, I believe and I will embrace the truth that God has a great purpose for us.
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