I woke up on Sunday morning before anyone else. I always check my email and Facebook when I get up. That morning I had the email I’d been waiting for from my husband. It was the news of his next orders. He’s been putting in his “picks” for three months. The first two months he didn’t get anything. In this last month of “picking” there was a slot open here in Jacksonville, FL! Nothing is ever open here. Certainly, God has heard my cry, opened a slot, and will put him in it!
I’ve been waiting for a month to hear that he got the slot. I just knew he would! That is, until I opened that email on Sunday morning. Not only did he not get that slot, he didn’t get anything else he put in for either. What does that mean? Well, now the Navy can put him wherever they want to… or just leave him where he is. I was in a dazed fog.
This is a blow… to all of us. I haven’t told my boys yet because I don’t really have any news to tell them. We are at the mercy of the Navy right now. Hurry up and wait.
I’m taking this news not as devastating, but as more opportunity for prayer. More opportunity for God to show up. More opportunity to show that He is in control. More opportunity for me to be faithful.
I know that we all have times in our lives that we don’t understand what is going on and have no control. Maybe it’s an illness, a job, a relationship, you name it. Those are the times to buckle down… with God. Those are the times when He shows up BIG. We may not understand, but He does. We may not be in control, but He is. Trust…
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5