Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What I Know

Between painting the master bedroom and putting in new carpet (which is what my husband wanted to do when we first got ready to move into this house when we bought it over 3 years ago, and I, unwisely, wanted to rush to move in and told him "we can do it later"), our main floor of this house looks like a disaster.

I was thinking of taking photos and posting them here and then decided, why humiliate myself?! It's an absolute mess: dressers in the living room, the mattress and box spring standing up near the kitchen and who knows where my sock drawer is?! (My feet are cold).

The good news, though, is that I have this short time period where everything is a mess because it is soon going to be beautiful. So I'm not upset about the mess or really bothered by things. I know things have to be this way, for a very short bit, and then I know that things will be the opposite of this dismal chaotic mess I see. Things will be beautiful, shortly.

I wish we had these kind of clear timetables when it comes to God's will, the timing of things we hope for, the state of our prayers (unanswered? heard? in limbo?). What we all want to know is
Is everything going to be all right? And how soon before we get this (temporary) Everything is All Right feeling that lets us know we're okay, God's in control, the mess is in front of us- but it will all be well, shortly- even if our feet are, right now, very cold.


Christi said...

hey lauren,

Just wanted to know I am still blogstalking you - ie: I read your blogs everyday but never comment!

So here's my comment!

A while ago when we actually briefly at Grace I remember you saying that you could see Jeremy and I in an urban church somewhere. Well the exciting news is we are in the process of starting one. Thanks for that encouraging/prophetic word.


Enjoying your blog, praying for your big decisions :)

Angie said...

This is why the verse, "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it" is so special to me.

With Paul, I say, I am confident of this very thing...It goes with your title.

Hope42Day said...

I loved your post especially the part about cold feet. God truly is the janitor in our lives.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

Hey y'all (I'm feeling southern today!)- glad you stopped by.

And Christi- I'm SO GLAD about your journey into urban church planting. I truly do love to champion other people's dreams (that's how I picked this blog address)- but I imagine that comes from my heavenly Father's heart beating in me. He's big on launching out into uncharted territory...because even there, he is THERE. Go for it!!

Mike said...

Is everything going to be all right? You took the words out of my mouth. The seat of all anxiety and worry, but God is teaching me to trust and leave the future in His capable hands. Blessings :)

LL&L said...

Beautifully written analogy. I hate the uneasy feeling of uncertainty but I love knowing that God knows all and will take care of everything.

Straight Talk said...

I am loving your blog. I came across it by chance but am already being blessed.