Finding Normalcy

I don’t want to call ourselves Fort Knox, but that’s what it feels like since the little crime spree hit our home. We are finding normalcy in a clanging bunch of keys that opens padlocks and dead locks and security gates in all parts of the house. This morning, Mike had a meeting across town and so left at about 7-30am. As he left, I closed up behind him and walked around the back of the house to see if there was any fresh evidence of prying eyes. There was none. The ghastly ginormous roots were still there…

I had walked down to the roads site engineer two weeks ago and he had said they were waiting to be chipped. I told him the security risk they were and he took down my details and that was that.  Over the last two weeks nothing has happened with them, so yesterday Mike and I went together to the site office. This time there was a difference. I had Mike with me. He walked in and immediately the engineer recognised Mike and struck up a friendly conversation, inviting us in, offering us chairs to sit on and making small talk.  As soon as Mike raised the issue he started making a plan on moving the tree stumps.

It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know! Clearly!

God walks along side us. He is WHO we know. When we need help, He is the authority that opens the best doors.

Guess what happened this morning? Yip! The remaining tree trunks got moved. They are now gone.

It was no small feat. It was raining when I walked around the back and started recording proceedings. I had taken an umbrella and as the rain stopped, I put the umbrella down and started recording on my phone. Suddenly the rain started falling and got heavier, so while still recording I moved forward to pick up my umbrella. Without realising it, I began to zoom in on the machine. I just left the video running. Here it is…(managing this machine is quite an art don’t you think?!)

#409 of my 1000 thanks has to be that those massive tree stumps are gone!

So altogether I’m feeling a whole lot more secure. We have upped security and have more coming and after last night’s instant answer to prayer, we are encouraged.

For the rest of the day I have been working hard to get documentation ready for the next round of teacher interviews. Next week I travel to Durban and the week after to Johannesburg. By then it will almost be time to go on our long-awaited for holiday. David will be house/cat sitting. We still haven’t had the TV replaced. He may have something to say about that!

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

When you go through a hard time, sometimes it’s really difficult to draw near to God. The anxiety that plagued me these last few days has been a real barrier to drawing near to God. The best I could do was cry out to Him. And He heard my prayer and answered me instantly. That is amazing.

Draw near to God. He is watching. He sees you and He is aware of what you are going through. Hang in there.

Tonight I will sleep better I think. Last night while I did wake up, I wasn’t awake for too long.

These are the days!

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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