“No doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, good to the good-hearted. But I nearly missed it, missed seeing his goodness. I was looking the other way. . . .”

Psalm 73:1-3, The Message

Today, as I began fretting over the house again, I had a beatitudes moment (realizing that something that seems like a burden is actually a blessing, like in Matthew 5, “blessed are those who mourn“).

Being in the middle of the house buying process is a gift — not a curse. (A year ago I never would have even thought it possible to buy a house today.) And if I don’t tell myself this truth at every turn, I will deceive myself and become a victim.