Have you ever looked at yourself, your situations, your circumstances, and thought how broke down my life has become, kind of like a broken house?  Have you ever wondered how you got to this point in your life? Have you wondered how you would get out of this hole you have dug?  Well, I have been there, actually, more than once in my life.  As I’m writing this blog post, I realize that moments come and moments go.  What things look like today can change in the blink of an eye.  As you are reading this, you are probably wondering why is the title talking about

Repairing A House.

Ha ha.. I can understand.. stay with me for a second.. I’m getting there.

As the season begins to change into Fall.. my neighbor and I have spent many days speaking about this house on our street.. one that is really not looking good.  It is bank owned and on the market for 75% less than the value we would like it to have.  I can’t really blame the bank for selling it at such a low price, considering the condition that it is in.  This house is in horrible condition.  It needs a new roof, it supposedly has mold.  I mean the bank had to put a “Enter at your own risk” sign on the door for people checking out the home.  My neighbor and I were hoping that the bank would do the repairs and sell the house at a higher price.. no such luck.  This house sold for next to nothing.  As I sit outside my home looking over at the house, I notice the “investor” that purchased the house. He is focused and determined to get the house ready to rent.

Now.. remember what I discussed at the beginning about your life not quite ending up the way you expected and how you are going down a certain road and then you wake up and can’t believe where you are or how you got there? Well, check this out..

as I sit outside my house,

I noticed that there is a big dumpster outside the house.  The next day I notice that they are gutting the house out.. Everything inside is coming out.  The next day I notice that it is getting power washed.  As I’m watching the power washing.. I’m thinking come over here and power wash my house.. smile.  Then my neighbor and I are like when we see a roof.. we know he is serious about renting this property.  Guess what.. yep… the next day there were guys putting a roof on that house.  The next thing you know, painters were out painting the house.  I drive by the house everyday to get to my home. Yesterday I drove by and noticed the beauty coming from that home, see before it was a house, now it is looking like a home again.


 As I was driving by, God reminded me of how I looked when I first came to Him.  I was filthy, some may say I had mold growing in me.  My mind was full of junk and confusion.. some may say I needed a new roof.  My heart was broken and I was full of disappointment.. some may say that I needed to be gutted out. My value had depreciated based on poor decisions.  Some of you know what I’m talking about.  But GOD!! As I watched that house get a makeover, God reminded me of how He made me over.  How he gutted me out and softened my heart and taught me the truth about forgiveness. I used Psalms 51:10: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  (NIV). How He cleared my mind and gave me a new roof of peace. Notice Romans 8:6: The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; (NIV). How He washed me clean with the blood of His Son and took away all the filth.  I lived in Psalms 51:7: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow (NIV). There is nothing that is too broke down, destroyed, or filthy for God.  There is no situation or circumstance that is too hard for God.  Who do you trust to help get you out of your situation? Who do you believe in? I’m writing this post because I know that there is a single parent out there looking for direction.  Sometimes as single parents we have many things to handle.  Most people have no idea what we go through on a daily basis.  All I’m saying is if you have tried everything else and it’s not working.. maybe it’s time to try God.  The only reason I can write this post is because I went to God and realized that looking back simple is not an option.

  Your House is repairable, I know it for a fact.

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