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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Posted on: November 17, 2010

Do you know that Bobby McFerrin song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy“? Some days I’ve got a lot more worry and a lot less happy.

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We are moving to Texas in one week. One week. Not a big deal, since packing is coming along {though not without some price}, we have a place to live once we are there, and movers to handle our stuff. But one thing looming over my head is this: We haven’t found renters for our house.

We bought our house in March, and since we have other rental properties, we don’t want to sell. Which means we need to find renters for December 1st. That’s two weeks from today. Two weeks.

I’m trying real hard to say “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. But it can be hard when all you see is worry.

I know God asked us to go to Texas. I’ve seen His hand working in our lives there already. It’s amazing and exciting. Yet it’s scary to take such a huge step of faith. Down right terrifying for me at times. So I’ve been clinging to these verses lately:

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34 {NLT}

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:5-7 {NLT}

“Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:4-5 {NLT}

5 Responses to "Don’t Worry, Be Happy"

Thanks for being so vulnerable in sharing your heart, Sarah!! It will be exciting to see what God does in this next week! Here goes my often quoted verse that He uses over and over with me…The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

Your faith will be strengthened as you look back and see how His hand has continued to guide and provide. He is preparing you for even more steps in faith!

However, there are times, I feel like saying, Enough! I don’t really care for anymore faith strengthening for a while, Lord! Oops! Not the way I am to think, huh?

By the way…..I am so glad for your blog and really look forward to reading it when you move!! It will be so nice to be able to continue to share in your lives!

We also did that quick move a couple of years ago! It is a real challenge, but God was and continues to be faithful. Why is it I am amazed at what He does and how He works? He is GOD, after all! 🙂

We have renters living in our home back in our previous town…and I have definitely had to fight the battle of not worrying! Sometimes things come up that are so “adult” and I think…”Am I seriously old enough to solve these sorts of problems? I have no clue what I’m doing.”

It has taught me new levels of trust in God.

Praying you get renters soon!

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I understand- it’s a hard spot to be in. Yea for Texas tho!!!!! Where in Austin are you living?

We are renting an apartment off 620 near 360.

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