Prayer Devotional: Day 152

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. – Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV

When remodeling an older home and working with contractors and other workers, delays are inevitable.

When my husband and I purchased our home in Tijeras, New Mexico, because it was built in 1984, we expected many home improvements and repairs.

Our contractor has removed most of the old carpet, and one of his team members finished painting the bedrooms, but the end of the project is far from near. My contractor’s brother was going to work on installing laminate flooring in the bedrooms on Saturday, but a family emergency came up and he had to leave without starting.

I have to be patient and realize that any project has deadlines that are sometimes delayed. Sometimes it is helpful to estimate up to three project completion dates, especially when benchmarks are contingent on others doing their part.

The Lord is no stranger to getting things done. His timing is perfect. As we envision a positive end to our projects, we can be thankful for what we learn along the way. Amen.

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