Mirick and I moved here to Atlanta last year and knew no one! We did not know what the move would bring, and of course I came kicking and screaming! Once we got here, I decided to trust that this was where God wanted us to be. I remember sitting with our children praying for godly brothers and sisters in Christ. I have come to give a praise report of the kind of people that God has surrounded us with: On Sunday, I was approached by a dear friend, which informed me that she and several others wanted to sponsor Rosa (our oldest daughter) for violin lesson through the end of the year. I broke down in tears of joy! For, one God knew that violin lessons for Rosa was a desire of my heart; and secondly, that these individuals would respond to God in such obedience.
Rosa use to take violin lessons for years in South Carolina, but once we moved here we could not afford them. I was praying about this and saddened that God gave her this gift and she could no longer take the lessons. She has such a passion for playing the violin. Though in the middle of all of our financial turmoil I do feel that God is escorting us through this storm (our season). I feel His presence in my life unlike ever before! From an earthly perspective many would see this as a very dreadful time in The Grant Family. However, I see God showering His love, His compassion, His strength, and His grace on my family. We are truly being covered and carried by God, (1Peter 5:6-7) says “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” I must tell you that we are living through these verses.
I must say that I am continuously in awe of what God continues to do in our lives. This is all I have time for but, will leave with a passage that God has had me camping out in.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalms 37:3-5)
This season will pass! I know that God has our best interest at heart. He will show His infinite power through this time so help us become the people He wants us to be!