Published September 16, 2014

Shelia Shares....

Pastor/singer/writer Jim McComas recently moved to a new house and shares a key lesson he learned in the moving process. His thoughts, shared here by his permission, might be helpful as you go through circumstances in your life.

- Shelia

"Lessons Learned from Moving"
by Jim McComas

It's all out there somewhere. I know it.

Several weeks ago we loaded up all of our earthly possessions into several vehicles and transported them all to Nashville, Tennessee.

What we didn't bring in the house right away, we stored out in the garage for the time being. Just about every day, we go on a scavenger hunt looking for various items - sometimes we are successful in finding them, sometimes we are not.

On those occasions when I get frustrated because I can't seem to find what I am looking for, I reassure myself that it's all out there somewhere — I am 100 percent sure it is — even though I can't see it right now. In time, things will all be sorted out, the confusion will be over, and all will be in its proper place again.

As a child of God, I know that God has a great plan for my life and for my family. Jeremiah 29:11 says when the Lord thinks of His children He has "thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end." [NKJV says, "to give you a future and a hope." SH]

And I also know that no matter how bad circumstances may get in my life, Romans 8:28 still says "And we KNOW that all things work together for good to them that love God..."

Sometimes I feel lost and confused, like some of the pieces of my life are missing and I'm not gonna ever find them. When those times come, I just need to reassure myself that God's got it all covered. In His time, all things will be sorted out, the confusion will be over, and all will be in its proper place.

What a blessing to know that my peace, my joy, my happy ending — it's all there! All I have to do is trust Him!

Have to go now - Gotta find some suitcases! I know they're out there somewhere!

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