We are currently building a house. Never done it before. There are many steps in the process, and much of it is confusing. In May, we met our construction foreman who has built countless beautiful homes and has the expertise to get it done.
I go by once a week and deliver brownies to the workmen. It can’t hurt, right?
I expect once we are further along if I have concerns, I will reach out to our foreman and he will reassure me that he still knows what he is doing.
Watching a house being built is sort of like waiting for prayers to be answered. It seems like not much is happening, often looks like a complete mess and does not remind you in any way shape or form of the model home. At various stages, it is a disappointment.
Until it is finished.
In a few years, you may not recall the details — the who, what, when, where or how your student’s own housing concerns were solved. Or not solved. But you will remember that you prayed, and those prayers were addressed to One who is an expert builder, problem solver, provider. He has His ways — they are not our ways; His timetable is perfect. Do not worry, instead pray, watch and trust that the Master Builder knows what He is doing.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-6