by Matt Kleinschmit, HBAL President
My Recent Life Journey
A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a friend and we were talking about the pinnacle time I was in with both my family and profession (days and weeks felt as if they were flying by me). Overwhelmed in the moment, I questioned my friend why God was not giving me a chance to live and enjoy life. My friend responded by asking, “Have you ever prayed to God asking Him to slow things down for you?”
So many times God has been there for me. How could I have lost sight of Him and why was I trying to carry this burden by myself?
Needless to say, I took this to prayer and results were seen, although they were not the results I was expecting. I had been working on a custom home design for quite some time and although the design and bid came in where they envisioned, the client unexpectedly decided to pause the project and sit on it for some time. As I was driving away from the meeting, I realized that God had answered my prayers by lightening my workload.
Seems as if all is well, right? Well, one might think if you are not fully loaded at all times then it is then stressful to make ends meet. However, by having a strong foundation of trust in God’s will, I can relax knowing God will take care of me and my family.
I decided to share my recent life journey to prompt you in your prayer life to take all your concerns or troubles to God. John 15:7 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask what ever you wish, and it will be done for you.” As you take your prayers to God, just remember to trust in Him to know what is right for you. Below is one of my favorite prayers, written by Pope Francis, that helps build up my trust in God’s will.
I release every care, every concern, every situation that is beyond my control. I trust that You are working things out for my good, and You are bringing justice to me. Thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen!
May God help answer your prayers and bless you this summer,