Until the Dryer Turns Off

I’m one of those people who cannot go to sleep, or leave the house, while the dryer is running. We had a house fire when I was young, and although it was not started by a dryer, I am sure it is the source for my fear.

As I lay here tonight, listening to something in the dryer clanking against the inside, I am in awe of God’s goodness. He has been so good to me.

A month ago I would have been hearing the same dryer running but in a different house. A month ago I would have been praying and thanking God for where I was and yet expressing to Him my desire to be somewhere different. A month ago I had no idea that God was setting me up for one of the biggest surprises of my life. A month ago I wouldn’t have believed that I would be living in my dream home.

As I get older, I am learning that I know less and less about God than I thought I did. Ironic I know. You would think I would be gaining knowledge, and maybe I am, but it is a drop in the ocean compared to the vastness of God’s existence. If this season has taught me anything, it has taught me that I can’t make things happen and I can’t stop them either! Essentially… God is God and I am not.

His promises are certain even when our hope is not. I had almost given up hope. Hope in dreams of what God would and could do through my life. Because the path I was on was not how I imagined arriving at these dreams, I had come to the conclusion that they must not have been God’s dreams for me.

Have you ever felt that way? Like…so sure the path to your destiny was going to look dramatically different than this?

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭1:20‬

God’s promises are in HIM and for HIS glory. When I get my eyes stuck on me, I start to think those promises are in ME and for ME. He doesn’t NEED me to achieve His goals, but has INVITED me along and His promise is to care for me along the way. How comforting!

His path recently brought me through a seemingly dark and treacherous place. It was not easy nor fun, yet God used it to work deep into the tissue of my heart and I found Him there. He healed me there.

A month ago I was able to transition out of that place and enter into my promise land. A land truly flowing of milk and honey…and grapes! I’m in awe of God’s goodness and faithfulness in spite of me. I see Him in this season so differently than before. And every time my dryer runs I’m reminded of the journey and where it has brought me. And every time it turns off I am able to rest in the comfort of knowing He is taking care of the details. I can’t help but tear up knowing He has ALWAYS been in control. He has ALWAYS had a plan for me. His promises are YES and AMEN. Glory be to my God!

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