New seasons…. New City…. New Home…. New School Year….. New Start…
All of these items are things that have been new in our family’s lives since June 2022 when God showed us a new path for our family. Due to unforeseen family circumstances our life dramatically changed in January when our long term plans we thought were solid in regards to where we would be planted for the remainder of our life changed at the drop of the sentence…. “The plan has been changed.” This statement was not from our lips but from someone else. Certain people had changed our plans and we had to pray for a new direction.
We knew we could no longer live in our current home because of the tensions that it caused, so we began to pray for a new home and a new start. We prayed for somewhere peaceful where we out of town but had neighbors (hopefully with kids). We prayed for a home that could be a place we could open up to our friends and family to gather and to fellowship. We prayed to be planted where God had a purpose for us again. And God delivered….
In June 2022 we moved into the most beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood (with kids) just outside of a small town about 15 minutes from our old home. Very quickly we knew that we had found a fresh start surrounded by people who loved and supported us in our new endeavors. Over the course of the summer we were able to enjoy being in God’s beautiful nature, spending many hours by our new lake.
In Isaiah 43: 18-19 God promises us in His Word that He will make a way.
In our case He made a way not in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, but in the quiet small subdivision and the lake among the pine trees. He is allowing us to heal here and to start a new path which He is faithfully walking with us. It was not OUR plan. But God has given us a new plan and is faithfully revealing it one step at a time.
Our kids have returned to school in a new district which holds common values and beliefs that align with our family. He has given our kids new friends. He has given me a new group of ladies to do Bible Study with during the school year. He has provided so much for us and we are thankful for his provision and the shelter He gave us during this terrible storm.
What new thing has God started in your life?
Where has He placed you so He can work in your life?