Matthew 6:25

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” -Newt Scamander

My husband and I are in the process of buying a new home, and we were very fortunate to find the perfect house. It’s got everything on our want and wish lists. Literally, the only thing we have to do is paint the master bedroom and the boys’ room. We don’t actually have to paint those two rooms, but colorful bedrooms our kinda our thing. It’s what we do. The problem with the house is that we have to sell our current house in order to get it.

I’m worried that we won’t be able to sell our house in time and will be forced to keep searching. We’ve looked at over thirty homes, and we’re tired of looking. So very tired. Not only am I worried that we won’t sell our house in time, but I’m also worried that we’ll end up selling it right after we lose out on perfect house. I’m specifically worried that we’ll end up in an apartment. Why? Because we’ll sell our house and have nowhere to go other than an apartment.

Selling a house is quite stressful.

Buying a house, with our stipulations, is also quite stressful. Full disclosure, our house has only been on the market for two weeks. Maybe it’s very naive of me to have assumed we’ve have sold it by now, but we live in a great area. Lots of people are trying to move here. It also doesn’t help that a friend of mine sold her house last year in two days. Granted her house was bigger than ours but still. It also doesn’t help that my sister shared with me that her friend sold her house in five days.

Can you blame me?

This whole thing has been very stressful, but it is a perfect way to help further deepen my faith in God. Although I’m worried, and I worry about a lot of things, I can take comfort in knowing that God has a plan. What the plan is I don’t know, but I know he’s got our best interest at heart. I just have to hope that plan involves us getting perfect house. In the meantime, I’ll pray whenever I feel myself getting stressed out. Giving your worry over to God is the best stress reliever there is. It’s so amazing how at peace I feel whenever I give things fully over to him. I highly recommend you try it.

So, until we sell our house, and we can finally put the final details on perfect house, I’ll keep on praying.

Or win the lottery. ??


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