1. Hi Rachel, I have also recently been in the same circumstances of waiting to find out what is happening with my husband’s job and how that will affect where we live. Months of this wore on my nerves. I didn’t always wait well, yet somehow I felt a deepening of trust in God. This made me think of what it means when God reminds us of the benefits of waiting on Him – practicing thankfulness (as you said), learning to trust God’s sovereignty, having patience formed in us, and so much more. It reminds me that there is a bigger picture to life – my life – and God is the artist.

    Thank you for sharing your encouraging thoughts. I especially like, “Find shelter by discovering something beautiful in difficult circumstances.” The pictures are really great – and really brought your story to life.

    God’s blessing on you as you wait – and as you experience…

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      Thank you for sharing your story, too, Diane. It sounds like you have learned well and wisely.

  2. Found your blog this morning … with renewed confirmation to wait well! I’m two months in from a breast cancer diagnosis. Waiting on a date for a second surgery, after lots of ups and downs. I separately texted 3 friends yesterday those same words “I don’t wait well.” Thanks for the reminder to focus on the wonder in the wait. Do you mind if I link to your blog on mine? Blessings!

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      Lori, please link my blog to yours. I am a breast cancer survivor. I know about the waiting in those circumstances. It’s hard. Hoping you get the answer for your second surgery soon.

  3. Too often, I only see the negative and not the lovely around me as well, Rachel. Thanks for sharing your story and reminding us all to see God’s beauty and shelter in the everyday!

  4. Rachel, I had no idea New York had a wholesale flower and plant district. I think I would love to spend hours there! Your story made me smile because just yesterday I was in a sort of similar situation. I was at a stoplight when my car made a weird thump, the brake and battery lights came on, and the AC stopped working (the dash said it was 95 degrees outside at the time).

    The bad news was that the belt that runs the alternator had snapped and needed to be replaced pronto. The good news was that I made it to the repair place without the car overheating and the even better news was that this happened in my home city, not the week before when we were driving around in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming! 🙂 Wonderful post … so glad I found you at Grace & Truth today!

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      So glad it happened at an appropriate time! I visited the Black Hills a few years ago with my family, and we loved it.

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