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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Living in Limbo

I haven’t blogged for a few days because living in limbo distracts my thoughts. I’ll admit that my *walk-by-faith-not-by-sight shoes are pinching my toes and blisters are forming, but *I press onward to the goal of God’s call upon my life.

The pain is temporary, but the blisters remind me that the journey with the Lord is not an easy path. We’ll get there. *God has a perfect plan and *purpose for His glory.

I’m still in Nebraska packing. My husband is still in Montana working. He’ll be here to finish the packing and cleaning with me this weekend. The movers come on Wednesday. We sign the closing papers on Friday…and then we’ll be homeless.

Three weeks ago, we placed an offer on a house with compromises to our criteria. Sadly, the deal became a frustration and last night came to an end.

Disappointed, relieved, and overwhelmed is how I felt when the decision had to be made. Yet, I slept well and woke filled with *the peace which surpasses all understanding.

The house hunt will resume. Our belongings will go into storage. And God will be praised for *this momentary, light affliction, which produces *endurance and growth.
So, we’ll continue to live in limbo because *this world is not our permanent home and we look with great anticipation to a home yet to come.

*referenced scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:7; Philippians 3:14; Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; James 1:2-4; Hebrews 13:14


  1. Good luck with the house-hunting. At least your limbo is only a temporary one.

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  2. Good luck with the house hunting, hope it won't take too long. It can be a very tiring process; but it sounds like the deal falling through was probably a blessing. At least you and hubby will now be in the same state...that alone will make things easier. A-Z

    1. Thank you, Sandy. You nailed it...tiring, a blessing, together!

  3. Merrie,
    Life has it's way of pushing us to our limits, but I'll remind you of another glorious passage that I pray will encourage you.

    "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 - NIV)


    1. Sorry to delay in responding. I love 2 Cor. 4:8-9...thank you for words of encouragement to keep me pressing onward.

  4. I hope you are closer to being out of limbo, Merrie. I'm missing your posts, and...

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check it out here:

    Maybe this'll be just the thing to get you writing again.

    Hope you can participate - let me know if you have any questions!

    1. Thank you, Susan, for your kind and encouraging words...because boy do I need them. I think I see the end of at least some of my limbo living on the near horizon and should be back to writing as God called me to do.


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