Matt's Corner


Sometimes being grown up and its’ responsibilities really stink! While we were in K.C. soaking up the time with my marvelous family, a situation involving our rental property in Arizona was brought to our attention. In just two weeks time, and four contract breaches later, it was clear that “person C” wasn’t going to work out. For us, that meant getting off the plane from Kansas, sleeping a few hours, then jumping into the car early the next a.m. to drive to PHX and back (all the while trying not to think about repacking and leaving for winter camp the very next day). We were dreading the inevitable so much that I just had to stop at Cabazon for some last minute snow gear… LOL. Needless to say, we were expecting the worst; screaming, anger, finger-pointing and noncompliance, but the Lord graciously answered our prayers (and many of yours). It wasn’t a fight. Person C agreed they were wrong and said they would leave…. ppphhheeewww!
Matthew and I are tremendously thankful that we can claim Phil 4:6-8 which says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Certainly there is always something going awry in this life; but what a comforting truth is it that we can trust Christ to work out the details. The all-sufficient and sustaining power of God is the only true source that meets our every need. As Paul promises us, “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19) our heavenly father will meet all our essential needs in His own way, according to His sovereign schedule. Realizing that everything hinges on God, His Word, and His sovereign plan definitely makes all the icky grown up stuff not so bad!

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