Day 6: Monday, March 11th, 2019

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

 

Patience

Last year my husband and I bought our first house together. It was a process that caused emotions that I had never experienced before.

My husband and I spent a total of two years looking for our dream home. We were faced with being out-bid, homes not passing inspections, and offers not being accepted. I thought we would never have our dream home.

In August of last year, it finally happened…so we thought. We found a home we both were in love with, and the owner accepted our offer. We had a closing date of September 12th. We scheduled movers and began to pack; come to find out, the loan had not even been submitted. The mortgage company was not returning phone calls or emails. I tried so hard to be calm and patient, but I became angry and upset. Several weeks turned into months. I contacted my realtor and asked for my earnest money; I was done.

My husband told me that God was in control, and He will give us the desires of our heart. We had to leave this in God’s hands. We prayed together. I told God I wanted this house and let His will be done. The next morning I asked my husband to send an email to the mortgage company and our congressman, expressing how we felt mistreated and were having a horrible experience with this company. That following morning, the president of the mortgage company contacted my husband. The president apologized for how we had been treated. He asked if he could resubmit our information.

Within two weeks of the conversation with the president, our loan was approval and a closing date was given for our dream home.

 

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You show me favor, although I am undeserving.Father please continue to give me patience to wait on You. Thank You for assurance that You will never fail to keep Your Word. Amen.

 

Contributed by Kenitris Aarhus