“These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:4-5).
Wow, disturbed, that puts it mildly. I am so…human, sometimes I can barely stand myself. When I think of all the planning Heavenly Dad has for every moment of every day in my—and YOUR—life. Want proof? Keep reading.
The Cat House journey is going strong but,”What,” you might ask,” about the house that was once Archie and your dream?”
You know about the angels with skin on from Siloam Mennonite Church, right? Amazing Grace asked me at the beginning of this journey what I was going to do about the house in which I am currently living. My response? “Sell it as soon as I have a bathroom in the other house. That’s all I need: a bedroom and a bathroom.”
I feel like I lived half the year in hotel rooms and that’s all they are so, what’s the difference? Add a sofa, microwave and a mini fridge and I’d practically have a suite! Ahhh, living the dream 😳.
Grace responded,”Our son, Travis, is a realtor. I think he could help.”
Being my guardian angels, they have YET to steer me wrong. I promptly called Travis to get his “take” on my situation: I had no idea how much my home was worth(Arch went home before some projects were complete), when I should put it on the market, and what, if anything, I should be prepared to fix.
Travis, like his parents, has a kind and understanding heart about my situation and limitations. We agreed that when I was comfortable, he was there to help. Shortly thereafter, Travis called with some interesting news: a family was interested in coming to see my house. (?!?!?!?!)
Let’s just cut to the chase and say Travis knows his business. My house had an accepted offer within 36 hours, as long as it could pass VA inspections. Three little fixes were required: downspout, crawl space access, and an exterior outlet cover. Four days later I snapped the “before and after” pictures and sent them off for proof of completion. I got the “thumbs up.”👍 The re-inspection was ordered and THAT is where it gets interesting😉.
When they schedule something like that it is a,”when they can get there, no specific time or day.”
Taylor is serious about paying off her college debt and is selling whatever she can to make that happen. She said goodbye to “Goldie,” her Alero, in the fall and “Gus,” her Corolla, purchasing one larger more versatile vehicle and put her carport for sale this last week. Taylor and her bosses were out with the acquisitions group for HP Home Rescue when they asked to see her carport. Since it was on the way from one property to the next, they decided to stop by.
Taylor was driving but when she turned, she followed an unrecognized vehicle into the driveway. They exited and Taylor introduced herself to the VA inspector! Parting ways, they went about their business.
Shortly, the inspector reappeared as a not-so-happy camper. The communication wires had been crossed and one more item needed fixing. He was leaving the next day and was not planning on being back in town for several weeks. Taylor offered to run to Menards for supplies, but that option was dismissed by the official.
The exact piece needed was located and Taylor’s bosses were kind enough to install it. The house passed inspection. Had we rescheduled, it would have been WEEKS until closing.
Though some days are more challenging than others juggling all of my responsibilities, there is NO DOUBT that He is in control of this situation, the Cat House is my next step home, and that the final chapter is being written for the Goshen house.
The bottom line is I have to stop choosing to be disturbed, put my praise back on, hope and trust The Creator of all. His timing is so perfect that two completely random events turned into a divine appointment.
May I always remember this event the next time I guestion if God is really in control/does He really care about my life.
Until next time: Blessings!