I love the simplicity of this picture. It was taken August 4, 2014.
Nathan had just been informed that he had gotten a job that would move us across the country to Northern Virginia. This began Round 1 of “interval training” in trusting in the Lord and His timing. I confess that I did not trust God prior to 2014. I feigned trusting God. I even sometimes believed I trusted God. However, I only trusted God as far as I could make perfect sense of everything around me. I only trusted in what I could sort out in my own mind (which was typically proceeded by hours, days, maybe months of crippling worry).
We wanted to have another child. We knew we would be moving. We had no idea when that move would be. It could be 5 months. It could be 18 months (it was).
We decided to trust. The Lord would provide. He would provide regardless of the timing, the location, the season – all we had to do was trust in this truth. Throw our trust up to God and know for certain that He’s got this. This trust is some of the hardest work I have ever done.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose.*
Romans 8:28 ESV
(*Some would say that things did not “work together for good”. It did. That’s why Jesus is awesome.)
This was Round 1, and the Lord has been training us in trust over and over and over the past two years.