God knows me. He knows that I need serious motivation to unpack stuff from brown boxes beyond what we basically need on a daily basis.
He knew I needed a reason to get through that mountain of boxes quickly.
I could not find the pics I needed SOON...like yesterday soon...in my scrapbooking stuff that was already unpacked. It made sense that the container I was looking for had to be in one of those boxes.
About a half hour ago I unpacked the last brown box after days (weeks) of unpacking in between the busy everyday life stuffs. Container of pics still missing. This momma was about to have a full on, no kidding, heartbroken momma ugly cry! However, instead of letting the overwhelming sense of tragedy and grief take control, I knew I could ask Him to help.
(Prayer team meeting tonight reminded me, once again, it's totally okay to do that...He cares about all our stuff...the big stuff and the little stuff of our lives)
After asking Him for help, I looked around our basement and thought to myself, “I need to go back through everything and figure out where else those pics might be.”
I could simply not accept that any of our pictures might be permanently missing.
Could. not. go. there.
So...I started at the beginning of the first wall I was looking at and started moving things around. The long-searched-for container was found after moving the very first poster box out of the way.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! It was there...completely accessible...THIS WHOLE TIME!!!
I don't know whether to be frustrated or deliriously ecstatic.
Kind of a combination of both.
My brain hurts now...but my heart is happy.
I think it's time for bed.
*Thank you, God, for helping me sleep tonight. You know me so well.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for my God my Savior;
my God will hear me.
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.