I wanted to share with you where we are in this process: we are still waiting. It has been close to 45 days now of waiting for the funding process. They are supposed to render a decision by next Monday, March 9. Everything else hinges upon that one decision.
Waiting. Not easy to do, but we are learning that we can choose how we wait. If we let ourselves imagine the different outcomes we begin to feel worry settling in. When we can redirect our thoughts to remembering that only God holds the answer (not a human, although He usually sends His answers through human hands) then there is greater peace. We can rest in today’s grace because it is only sufficient for today. Every day, many times a day, we face this choice between worrying or resting. Our natural default seems to be to worry, to feel the strain of the unanswered questions, and as we feel the strain again, we remember to place those unanswered questions at Jesus’ feet… again. Jesus is the savior who continues to save all the pieces and parts of our lives, the only one through whom the answer can come. And we acknowledge in our waiting that God is God of all things, including this thing. Again and again, this is what we remember to choose. And we wait.
Thank you for your prayers and support. I promise to let you know as soon as we know the next answer. Meanwhile, I do believe with all my heart that your prayers have already given us the strength to wait as gracefully as possible. Thank you, dear friend!