Almost 10 months later, we don't even have our building permit yet. It is not the hardest, most tragic trial ever anyone lived, but it hasn't been easy, either.
However, God continues to use the situation I'm in to lean into my faith in Him, His goodness, and His plans.
This morning when I woke up, I heard the Lord direct me to the book of Habakkuk. As I lay in bed starting to wake up I listened to the words of this prophet and the Lord's response. And He spoke to me.
My situation is not one of violence, iniquity, and destruction, but it is one of things not getting done as they should (or as I'd like them). The similarity is others are not doing what they should and I'm being affected.
As Habakkuk did, I have cried out to the Lord. I have begged, pleaded, and quite frankly, whined.
In His great graciousness He has not chastised me. Neither, however, has He given me what I want when I want it. What He has done is say almost the same thing He said to Habakkuk:
(I'd love to hear how God's calling you to surrender! Comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org)