Sold (Recap)

Friday, February 14, 2014

We did it- closed on the house today!!  It is all at the same time anti-climatic and monumentally relieving.  We sat at home this afternoon and joked, "What do we worry about now?  What we will we do on the weekends now instead of going up to check on the place?"  Hahaha

This whole house selling process has been very interesting faith-wise.  When we first listed it, I was doing a Bible study of David with a good friend of mine, and I was feeling rather in the dark compared to David's direct question and answer sessions with God.  I remember writing at some point in our study that I wanted this selling process and my faith that God would bless us with a sale to redeem my rocky trying to conceive journey.

We received a couple really lowball offers pretty quickly after we listed it, but we had a bottom line and both offers were below it.  I prayed for God to send us an offer that we could accept, and a little before Christmas, we got such an offer.  I felt such at peace- yes, this offer was from God.  Throughout everything, all the little concerns and issues, I felt totally at peace.  This offer was from God- He would see us through.  That carried me all the way to two weeks ago, when we had the fairly major issue come up.  I tried so hard to weather it with the same peace, but the doubt crept in, and I ended up feeling betrayed.  A big, bold, unfaithful word, but I felt it.  I said, again Lord?  Really?  We can't wait 4 years for this house to sell like we could wait for M.  I feel like at that point I was begging God for mercy every other hour.  At one point I was driving, and I prayed, Look God, this is all You.  You need to fix this, and I can't wait to see your redemption.  I had never really prayed that way before, and it was definitely a vulnerable prayer.  The situation was out of my control, and the only thing I could do was wait and see what God was going to do about it.

The funny thing is that just earlier in that week, I had been talking with a friend of mine who miscarried last April and who hasn't conceived again (they are hoping to, for sure).  I was telling her that after all we went through, after all we scheduled and medicined and timed, at the end of it all, we just said, okay it's in God's hands.  Let's just see what He does with it.  And along came M.  {I know it doesn't happen that way for everyone, and I think babies conceived after scheduling and medicining and timing are just as much miracles as anyone!}  Anyway, the point is that she is feeling like it is so out of her control, and I was saying that maybe when it's so out of our control, that's when God can shine.

So when the big issue came up, I caught myself chuckling at my earlier comments because I needed to say them to myself at that point.  As I had written recently, the issue resolved, and here we are tonight, owners of just our (one) house.   {All this snow also threatened to put a wrench in the closing, but I had returned to my peace-prevails outlook, and I knew that it would all work out.}

As it has ended up, I think I felt more peace and confidence during this house selling process than I ever had trying to conceive.  It is very cool, and I am so grateful for the chance to experience this contentment amidst what felt like constant attacks from Satan to lure us into believing God didn't care.  I am humbled that even after my foray with doubt a couple weeks ago, God remained by our sides in blessing of the sale.

Now that this big situation is behind us, it'll be back to regularly-scheduled programming.  Until we decide that we are too fed up with our HOA here and want to get the bleep out of dodge to a real country place with cows for neighbors ;-)  You can't wait for another house sale, can you?


Maegan said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful story, too. You're right, God is so faithful. It's nice when we can learn that lesson through means other than our family's health (reproductive and otherwise)... my mom always said she'd rather God used tough times with finances/belongings to teach her about His character rather than trials involving the family. Of course, you're also walking through secondary infertility and don't know the end of that story, but it's nice in the middle of that to have this sale proceed as a reminder of God's sovereignty.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I am glad your journey of selling the house was a good one!