I hadn't planned to write another post--so close to Christmas as we are. But I needed to share what happened yesterday. I think it exemplifies the holiday more than anything else.
Most of my readers know that my life has been a huge roller coaster event ever since 2007. My husband and I are still waiting for what we hope can be a normal life again. I'm starting to doubt it may never happen but still you hope and dream for it.
We are in the middle of building a home here in PA with the proceeds of the house we sold in Florida. We'd hoped to start last fall when we returned but everything with building has changed here. Permits and rules and of course the costs kept skyrocketing. So we never broke ground until April of this year. That means that my husband has been building it himself for the past nine months so we can move in before winter.
More setbacks happened--we couldn't find a block layer, for one. We laid 2000 blocks ourselves but that took the entire summer.
Now winter has descended upon us. Without heat in the house, it's impossible to work in there. It's also impossible to find work elsewhere at this time of year so our financial burden grows.
The weight of my life's situation sometimes gets to be too much. Yes, you go on and trust that God has a bigger better plan, but we are human. You can't help but feel overwhelmed.
That's when I wrote a Facebook post and asked for prayer to get through the day.
I was blown away by the response.
Each time I went on Facebook, someone else had prayed. My spirits soared. God's people lifted me when I needed it most. My down-in-the-dumps life-is-horrid attitude changed as the hours passed. I once again wait eagerly on the Lord to show us what to do.
The prayers of faithful friends do change lives. Often we don't see the results of our prayers. Well, yesterday, friends, your prayers changed my world.