By Reggie and Vittoria Anderson

“Okay Jesus, I trust you.”

This time last year I felt what these five words mean when placed together.

We put our house on the market before anyone else in the neighborhood, but low and behold our “move in ready” home would take the longest to sell.

My neighbor (pictured to the left with the truck) decided to put his house up for sale after seeing multiple people walk through our home. We have the exact same home layout and both were in excellent shape. He listed his home above our listing price and would close on his home two months before us.

In my mind, I was like, God what is going on? We have the exact same floor plan and are literally right next door to each other. Not only that, our home is listed cheaper than his and has been on the market longer. Surely You could have caused a buyer to close on our home by now so that we aren’t in jeopardy of losing our new home.

All the Lord responded to me with was this: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” -Psalm 46:10-11.

In the summer we closed on our new home with everything that we had originally agreed on back in January. We ended up selling our old home for more than we had originally listed (partially in thanks to my neighbor closing on his for more than I had originally listed mine for 😉) and it truly has been a blessing ever since.

I share this with you to encourage you to hold on to the words that Jesus specifically tells you in the middle of your chaos. And to not let the times when God chooses to bless others before He has blessed you, to cause you to doubt or give up on your hopes and dreams. There’s a time and season for everything. Jesus does not lie, and nothing is finished until He says it’s done. Keep the faith, keep believing!