Trusting God’s divine order

Recently, our younger son graduated from college and moved back home while he looked for employment. He soon found two part-time positions and continued to pursue a full-time job. Four years prior to this, our older son had also moved home, following graduation, and it took him several years to find a full-time position so he could afford to move into his own home. My expectation was that our younger son’s search would be similar, which was fine as we were enjoying spending time together.

You can imagine my surprise when after just a few months, our son told us that he and some friends wanted to rent a house in the city and move out as soon as possible. This seemed a premature decision. Though he had two part-time jobs, one was concluding in less than two weeks and the income from the other would have made it very tight financially. My husband and I suggested he do things in the “right order”: first, get a full-time job, save some money, and then consider moving out. 

Our son politely listened, but continued on with his plan. In his view, a full-time job was imminent and there was nothing to be concerned about. The very next night, he came bounding in and excitedly informed us that he and his friends had found the perfect house! My husband and I both felt dismayed. Everything was happening so quickly; I felt he was operating without the sense of order that seemed so clearly important, and it troubled me.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.