Just when life settles down a teeny tiny bit, the Lord ever so kindly pulls the rug out from your feet and says, "Surprise! Just thought I'd remind you how to trust me again!"
Peter learned one day that he could walk on top of the water with Jesus. Who knew we too could walk on the water with Him? Why is trusting the Lord so hard for us? I like things to be completely settled and working out moment by moment just the way I plan them. Walking on water definitely isn't. You can't predict what waves are going to splash you - that's for sure.
Here we were, settled in our little one-bedroom apartment with an incredibly decent rent and utility bill, until the end of May, when our little guy would be 2 months old. Then we would be looking for a new place. But God put it in our heads that now would be a better time to move, and within a week of thinking of that idea, we had signed a lease on a new little house to rent and God had provided a new tenant for our current apartment.
It is so scary to make adult decisions! But I think, basically, it's less about our decisions than we think it is. I think, sometimes, it's just Jesus asking us to step out of the boat and walk toward him on top of the water...even though it doesn't make any sense. He asks for our faith and our willingness to follow, and then He makes everything work out the way He plans it. He's much better at planning than I am, too, since He already knows everything that will happen and has all the power to make it come to pass.
You don't expect things to come up. Like our landlord taking a couple days to respond to Nate's call letting them know that we have all the utilities in our name and are ready for the keys to the house tomorrow. That kind of stuff worries us. But again, things coming up are one of God's tools. When am I going to get that? God is watching over us...and as we seek Him, He is guiding us. We can follow Him anywhere...even out into the middle of a dark and stormy sea.