The last week has been full of every possible emotion as my family and I began our transition from Hampton to Yazoo City. We were blessed by a great reception at Hampton on Sunday night and the people of Yazoo City have been so gracious to us. I am ready to worship with them Sunday morning for the first time as their pastor!
While it was difficult to make this move due to the relationships in Hampton, it has been easy on the other hand because we knew we were walking in obedience to the Lord.
The hardest part of this process is moving our children. This is the first time for them and we did not know how it would go, but we never guessed that the original reaction from Addison would be as difficult as it was. Her natural reaction in our seven-year-old mind was “I won’t have my friends” and other things along those lines. In the midst of that conversation, of which Jennifer had to direct since I was in no emotional shape to do so, Whitley looks at Addison and says, “It is ok, Addison, I will be there!”
Whitley’s assertion has been on my mind a lot lately as we face so many unknowns. I can sense the Lord saying, “It is ok, Clint, I will be there.” As I have stressed over how the kids will adjust, Jennifer taking the Mississippi Pharmacy Law test, getting the house bought and then painted, learning new people, getting adjusted at the church, and so many other things, the Lord reminds me that He is Immanuel, “God with Us.” In His sovereignty and power, He has handled each of the situations that brought me stress, and I have found His grace to be sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).
If you find yourself struggling with many unknowns, I pray you are comforted with the reality that the Lord will be there!