Moving. It’s a roller coaster.

Today my soul is not soaring through the clouds. Instead, it is somewhere between my knees and the ground. Our little family is currently in the midst of moving. We just recently found out we need to be out of our current house in one month and we have yet to find another place to live.

picture of a roller coaster with lots of loopsThings keep not working out and it seems that plan after plan is going out the window. My conclusion? Moving is like jumping on a roller coaster. I’m going to strap myself in, throw my hands in the air, and feel the whole range of emotions. Everything from deep sadness and loss, to excitement and anticipation. It’s like a mystery novel… where will we end up next??

As I was feeling quite weighed down today, this quote came to mind.
dont quitAs confused as I feel right now, as worried as I am about what the future will hold, as discouraged as I am feeling– there are good things to come. There always are.

So for the rest of tonight and this adventure, I’m going to keep reminding myself to “Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

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19 thoughts on “Moving. It’s a roller coaster.

    • I love that. It is so comforting to know that as confused as I may feel, sometimes confusion is just part of the learning and the journey. But, like you said, we will end up where we should be in the end. Thank you for your words! 🙂

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  1. Oh, moving does come with a roller coaster of emotions! I’m sorry you’ve been thrown into it. But there is definitely help and happiness ahead! I love that quote! I think it’s so very admirable that you’ve decided to embrace it. Hang in there, better days are ahead!

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    • Thank you for your encouraging words! I do believe there is happiness ahead. Sometimes the waiting game is just plain hard… But it builds character right?? 🙂 and thank you, I’m hoping that by embracing these emotions I’ll be able to empathize with others more. And I think the happiness will be even more poignant! Thanks again for your optimism 🙂

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    • Oh I hope you and your family are doing well and that you find peace, as well. You are right, change is difficult, but part of life’s lessons. And thank you for your comment. You helped me realize that there will be a “sweet new beginning.” Up until now I was just thinking about all I would miss. But, there will be wonderful new things to enjoy! Thank you! 🙂

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  2. Marla….this is but a test of your faith. Heavenly Father will help you to find a way that not only works great but is even better than you thought it could be! Your little family demonstrates obedience everyday as you strive to be righteous in all things. You WILL be blessed for that…..keep in mind the faith part isn’t about knowing you will be taken care of because you already know that but…….it comes in not allowing the “fear” to over take you. Faith and fear are the opposite of each other and where fear is faith cannot reside! Take comfort in knowing that Heavenly Father does not want you to fear….He only wants you to continue happily to exercise faith in His promises…..”it might not always be easy but it will be worth it~!:)

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    • Thank you so much, Barbara! Your comment was such a great reminder that Heavenly Father wants me to be happy, He has confidence in me, and He wants me to have faith. Thank you for encouraging me and having faith in me! Your words mean more than you know 🙂

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  3. I remember when my husband was in the middle of finals week in law school, we had just had our third baby- who was sick in the hospital and couldn’t come home with us, when the firm that my husband was suppose to go work for called to say that they couldn’t hire him. I was so stressed and heartbroken. We had no job lined up, and we were out of funds. I felt like I was going to have to run back to work instead of keep my maternity leave. I was telling my mother in law about it and she simply said, “Well, things will work out, you’ll see.” I was totally postpartum-ish and not amused, nor comforted by her comments. But sure enough, things did work out- better than they would have otherwise. I try to remember this whenever things disappoint me. Things really do work out, you’ll see!

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    • Thank you so much, Kristi! I cannot even imagine how hard your situation was. It is so comforting to know that things really do work out. No matter how hard it seems in the moment, no matter if there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel there IS. Thank you, thank you for sharing your experience with me! 🙂

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  4. What a great quote! I so understand what you’re going through. We were notified in June that we had to move out in July as the owners wanted to move into the house we were renting. We signed the lease on our current place only 1 week before moving in. I was in crisis mode! The place is not ideal, but it has been an adventure. Whenever I get frustrated with our current situation, I just keep reminding myself that we can live anywhere for a year as long as our family is together! Hope you find a new place soon. =)

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    • Oh my! You totally do understand! It is pretty nerve racking! I love what you said though, no matter where we end up living–it will be home because I’ll be with my little family. I’m starting to feel more peace in my life just in the last couple days, even though things aren’t settled and I think it has been because of that quote. I’m trusting in God, and I really do believe there are good things in store. Thank you for sharing your experience!! It helped me feel so understood 🙂

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  6. I haven’t read the other comments, so I don’t know if I’m repeating anyone else..but just remember, while rollercoasters are kinda scary..they are fun. I hope you can enjoy this rollercoaster ride with your family (knowing God is steering!) We moved last spring, and a LOT of big question marks were in my mind!!! I felt I had control over nothing! Not. A. Thing. !!! I kept having dreams about..okay don’t laugh..waterslides. Like I was having all this fun going down waterslides in my dreams! As I prayed about what The Lord might be saying to me through my dreams, I kept sensing He was saying what was fun about a waterslide, was that I wasn’t in control. (He was!) Learning to let go, and enjoy the ride was not easy, but so freeing when I finally did. Needless to say, He provided MORE THAN ENOUGH for every single need. I never dreamed we would end up in the location we did–but He led us here and gave us peace as we put our trust in Him. And I’m so thankful we are where we are! (It’s actually my favorite place I have ever lived now!) Anyway, just want to encourage you. There is freedom in surrender (to Him!) Hallelujah! 🙂

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    • Rebekah,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement! I love that during your last move you had dreams about waterslides! How funny that we both had similar ideas come to mind. Each where we let go and enjoy the ride! I do agree with what you said, (even though I seem to forget often) that God is in control. There really is a peace and freedom that comes when we give our lives and worries to Him. Thank you for the sweet reminder 🙂

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