Be strong, take courage, wait on the Lord


Be strong & take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

As I sit down to write today my heart is a pitter pattering.  A bit anxious but trying hard not to be.  You see…I am in the midst of selling my current home and buying a new home and things are hick upping just a bit this afternoon.

The issue? The buyer doesn’t trust us to do what we said we’d do…and she’s making waves.

My reaction? Sadness. Not sadness for me but for her.

My first thought was to pray for her…pray for her peace of mind.  Pray that she could feel the love I have for her even though I haven’t met her.  She’s buying my home. She’s starting a new chapter.  Not sure why but I have this tenderness towards her. Perhaps we could be friends someday? I wish I could hug her and let her know it’s all good…we’re in this together.

What I really realized today is the power of the Holy Spirit in my life.  My reaction was not expected, not of the world, not common…and certainly not how I would have reacted in the past.

So the good news…I’m growing…I’m becoming more and more the person I was created to be.

More good news…my buyer is loved and covered in prayer.

Best news…even if the sale falls through…His grace is sufficient…He’s all I need.

Now if I could just get my heart to settle down and follow my mind…but that’s a whole other  matter to be blogged on later :)

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.