Blossom said to me today, "Mum, your mind must feel like it's in a cyclone at the moment." And I stopped to ponder that.
She was right. Mentally and emotionally my mind is whirling.
We've had a couple of setbacks with our move this week - or perhaps I should say one set-back and one set-forward?
We had booked the moving van and the moving men for Tuesday 25th. All good. We knew we could pace ourselves with the packing with that as our end date.
But... then the moving company informed us they have staff off injured and would have to bring the moving date forward to Sunday 23rd. Oh dear. Need to pick up the pace with packing now.
Then there was the September 17th settlement of the house purchase - the owners had to delay it until tomorrow, Thursday 20th. Fair enough, we could manage that, though it meant we would not be able to do a few things at the house before moving day.
But...then the owners needed to delay again before settlement.
It may be Friday 21st, and it may be not.
So life is a bit up in the air at present.
Packing up a house is exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally. My body keeps threatening to give out, but I do take a rest around morning tea and early afternoon for a snack and lots of water.
By late afternoon though, I need to lie down and just do nothing for an hour or so until Mr E arrives home from work. Then he does a bit of packing, and just before the sun sets we drive down to the next suburb and buy dinner.
Gotta tell you, not having to think about cooking a meal right now is a blessing.
So, yeh, my mind is a bit like a cyclone at the moment with all sorts of concerns and thoughts swirling and churning away, a sense that others have taken control and are directing our course...but there's also this very real calm right in the middle because I can feel Jesus' arms wrapped tight around me and I know it's all going to be okay.
This morning He led me to Psalm 37 and as I slowly read through each verse my heart lifted and hope was renewed.
Everyone has a storm season, perhaps many of them, but if you can rest your mind on Jesus and trust Him to wrap you close and walk with you through the turbulence, you will manage the stormy season and come through the other side.
"You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You."
The photos above were found on Google images when I went searching for a beautiful desktop wallpaper for my laptop today. It's Spring in Australia and as this season signifies new life, fresh beginnings and hope, I thought I'd share a few with you.
Makes the heart smile, yes?
May you know what it is to be held in the arms of Jesus, to be assured that even in the storm you are never alone and need not be afraid.