He Will Build You A House.

When I was pregnant with John Henry, I remember feeling homeless.  I wasn’t out on the street.  My parents let me live with them and consume all of their popsicles.  When John Henry’s dad walked out, I felt I had lost my protection, my security, my shelter, and my provision.

I called my dad, who was out of the country, and shared my thoughts with him.  And, I’ll never forget his response.

“Darlin’, when I get home, I’m going to build you a house.”

And, so he did. 

He called our very good friend and builder, Doug Wesley.  Three months later, a house was built.

I spent my first night in that house built with love the day I brought John Henry home from the hospital.  What I saw the moment I walked in is another blog.  But, what I felt was protection, security, shelter, and provision.

Just like my earthly father provided these things for me, our Heavenly Father will do so much more.  He will build you a house of safety, provision, security, forgiveness, hope, love, refuge….

Find your rest in Him.  Trust in Him.  He will build you a house.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust him.  Psalm 91:1-2


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8 responses to “He Will Build You A House.

  1. Absolutely. It is astounding to me the love God, our Father, has for us. When I look at what I do for my children because I love them I just can’t imagine HIM loving them (or me) so much more, and deeper. It is amazing love.

  2. Roxanne Owens

    thank you for sharing that story…sometimes i forget just how much God does take care of us…how much he wants to be our Father….

  3. Wow, that is sweet. You are very loved miss Dusty!

  4. Gayla

    You have a wonderful Daddy….I’m thankful that I do, too. Our earthly Daddies have given us a glimpse of the how much our Heavenly Father loves us….thanks for the reminder.

  5. Brenda

    I know how you felt. When my husband walked out after 26 years of marriage, I still had a house but felt like I had no protection, security, provider, and was all alone. In the last 9 months, God has shown me that He alone is my provider, security, protection, and the only one that is there 24/7 and loves me even more than my earthly Daddy and Mamma(and they love me bunches). I like you have learned to put the entire situation in the “God Box” and let him handle everything since He has way more experience and can see the future. I tried to fix everything and did so with a pure heart but everything I tried to fix just got more mixed up. When I put it all in His “box” and stopped trying to help, I have watched things happen that HAS to be God. He is so much more experienced with all of Life’s problems than we are and it does give you that peace that you can never explain!

  6. I would like to meet that earthly daddy of yours.

    And yo momma.

  7. Anne Browning

    That was beautiful!

  8. Marisa Abbott

    Dusty, this really hit home with me. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your personal story. Not only does it make me appreciate the agape love from up that I experience daily, it makes me appreciate the agape love towards EVERYONE. It doesn’t matter who you are, or who your mama and daddy are. God loves us and shows us this daily. So, whenever I’m going through a hard time, I make an effort to hear the positive stories of others. Good things are happening. And troubles can only lead to perseverance-charater-love-hope…..
    Anyways, as ya know, I went through a similar situation after Kole was born. Still healing. This makes me want to share my own testimony. I’ll send it once I correct the wording.
    I may be signing for my first house tomorrow. Kole & I will then move from my parent’s lakehouse to Athens for the first time. I couldn’t be more excited. Tonight feels like Christmas Eve did as a child.
    The living room has two built in bookshelves on each side of the fireplace. Would you be cool with me printing this short blog of yours and framing on one side then printing my own testimony and framing for the other side?
    I’ll email the other later. And again, thank you so much for being willing to put your personal stuff out.

    P.S. Currently reading “Don’t Waste Your Sorrows”

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