Daring to Dream Again: Trusting God with Our Disappointments
By Julie Holmquist
God's Brave Women - Julie's Story
“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” (Hebrews 11:8, NIV)
Sometimes God fills us in on the details of the dream He’s given us. Other times, we simply must trust that He is in control and has the big picture. At times it’s a straight line. Other times it’s filled with lots of unexpected twists and turns.
"Sometimes God fills us in on the details of the dream He’s given us. Other times, we simply must trust that He is in control and has the big picture."
My husband and I were newlyweds living in Texas when we felt like God had given us a dream of moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado. I loved my magazine job in Dallas. My dream job, however, was to write for a magazine published by NavPress, which was based in Colorado Springs. We were both excited to be moving to a beautiful city with lots of outdoor activities.
Shortly after our first anniversary, we discovered we were pregnant with twins. So instead of moving to the mountains, we put those dreams on hold and decided to move back home to Omaha, NE to be near family.
All four of our boys were born in Omaha. Any dreams we had took a backseat as we navigated a busy, and sometimes chaotic, season of raising four boys (including one with special needs).