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I am incredibly sorry I have neglected you. So much has happened since my last post. As you know from the post title, we are now a single-parent homeschool. You read that right. After one short year of moving back with my husband, the kids and I are on our own.
Yep, my husband cleaned out our bank account and left the children and myself. This happened on the last night of revival, while my daughter and I were at church. It really wasn’t much of a surprise because the day after he cleaned out the account he announced he was filing for divorce. Turns out there’s a woman involved.
I admit it has been a rough two months. I got a full-time job and we moved to a home we can afford on our new budget.
We couldn’t afford a moving van and don’t own a truck so we only brought the washer, dryer, and dining room table (with the help of my oldest son).
But, God is so Good
Thanks to the members of our church, the people at my new job, and friends, we are just a couple beds shy of having everything we need.
Did I say God is good?
He has provided above and beyond for us. It has been an amazing experience watching God work in this whole situation. He has worked out all the details and is still working. There’s no way any of this could have happened without Him. We are so blessed!
We are having our preliminary hearing this Wednesday.* The most awesome thing about this is the fact that I am not worried about what he might try to pull because I know that God is fighting my battles and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will happen to me that does not go through God’s approval first (big sigh of relief).
“Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?” Lamentations 3:37
You know when you keep hearing the same “theme”? When there’s NO DOUBT God is speaking to you? Isn’t that such a wonderful experience?
God keeps reminding me that the battle is his, through sermons at church, songs, Bible reading, the radio, and sermons I listen to when I go to bed.
“…Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15.
Another verse that I keep coming across is “…Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
I find it quite ironic that the name of my blog, Redeemed, Reconciled, Restored was chosen out of the fact that I thought my marriage was redeemed, reconciled, and restored.
Turns out it’s my heart that is redeemed, reconciled, and restored.
Thanks to my Heavenly Father!
There’s so much negative stuff going on right now. I am not only dealing with my spiritual and mental health but the spiritual and mental health of my children too. But I know my God will pull us through!
I don’t believe it is a coincidence that I picked this book up a few years ago at a revival. I never did find time to read it. Then I came across it unpacking(Can I say “God’s timing”).
I carry this book with me and read it every chance I get. It’s really speaking to my heart! I am learning to focus on God and enjoying the peace that I experience through this focus.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be feeling “soul-weary”.
Here’s one of the tools used in my “theme” God is showing me.
I can’t listen to this song without getting stirred up.
I know this post is kind of a downer, but I hope I have been an encouragement to someone. And I promise I will write soon. Please be patient with me as our new routine comes together.
I created this list of Single Parent Websites with links should you need one.
Much Love & Many Blessings!
*I didn’t get this published before our hearing. In my own defense, I am still working on a routine that fits our new life. The hearing went great! Surprise? I think now. The mediator was a Christian who actually gave the plan of salvation during our meeting. I LOVE the way God works!