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Mysterious Are His Ways

The following story has been unfolding ever since we put our house up for sale last October...It came to a close just today.

When we put our house up for sale, we were amazed at all the people that were coming to look at it. Between 7-12 people a week were flowing in.  Also surprising was the fact that no one had made any offers.

In November the Weavers came to see the house.  They were an older couple with no children living at home.

Mrs. Weaver was still recovering from heart surgery and couldn't go up our stairs to see the rooms up there. While her husband, one of his married daughters, and the Realtor were upstairs looking around, Mrs. Weaver and I stayed downstairs and sat by the fire keeping warm and visited.  As she sat in the recliner relaxing I got the distinct feeling that these were the people that would buy our house.

I didn't pay it much attention, just tucked it away in my heart.  As time went on, the Weavers made us an offer and the house went under contract.  The next 2-3 months were unreal. They were having so many problems getting their loan. I kept my little prompting inside and waited to see how things would play out.  Eventually I shared my special experience with my husband CL.

Usually a house goes under contract and within a few weeks to a month it closes and we would move out.  Three months later, we still had no clue when the house would close.  CL and I trusted in the Lord and were willing to let the Weavers do everything they could to buy our house.

I never felt we had made a mistake selling the house to the Weavers. I felt that the Lord had his hand in this whole situation and I was comfortable waiting on his timetable. There were several frustrating moments...lets face it, we were anxious to move on and they were anxious to move in. But through all this I felt a calm peace that it would all work out.

Since I'm in a wheelchair, and our current house had all the equipment I needed still in it, one of the unwritten agreements was that after they bought the house, we would rent back to them for 3 months while our new house was being built. This worked in their favor too since they were currently renting and their contract didn't end until May 31st.

Mid-February we got a call that everything had finally gone through and we could FINALLY close the following week. It was time to get the rental agreement taken care of....when I mentioned it to our Realtor, he contacted the buyers. What they told him was a surprise to us.  The house they had been renting had been repossessed just the day before and they had 1 week to get out.  Of course, they wanted to move right in to the house they had just bought from us.  This meant we had to be out in less than a week.

Where were we going to go?

How could we find a place that would accommodate my special needs?

How could we pack and move 20 years of living  in just a few days?

How could I say goodbye to so many loved friends and neighbors with all this chaos going on?

My married kids would not be able to say goodbye to the house they had grown up in...

So many emotions crossed my heart and mind. Yet I was still peaceful inside with the assurance that the Lord was involved and all would be well. What was the Lords plan, and why were we having to move out when it made so much more sense to stay until our new house was built.

As you can read HERE, you'll see that we were taken care of and all is going well. We moved out, and the buyers moved in. Life was continuing to go forward...then just today, I called one of my old friends to visit and she told me something so shocking, I'm still trying to wrap my mind and heart around it.

Mr. Weaver (who had bought our house) had just died last Sunday.  Ten days prior, he found out he had bone cancer and would not live longer than 3 weeks.

These are the thoughts that crossed my mind:

  • If we had not sold to them, then he would not have realized his dream to live and die in the country.
  • If we hadn't moved out earlier than we expected, they would have only been in the house for 1 week before he died.
  • The Lord is mindful of all of us.  Mr. Weaver was not a religious man, yet the Lord blessed him with his desire.
  • The Lord knows the beginning to the end.
  • I'm so grateful we let the Lord be in charge.



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28 comments:

  1. oh my gosh... that story gave me the chills with goosebumps!!

    Poor Mrs Weaver is now alone.... so sad. but, he did get to die in the country. He does work in mysterious ways.

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    1. It is sad to know that Mrs. Weaver is alone now. She has family close by and I know her new neighbors are awesome and will take good care of her.

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  2. Wow....what a post. It's amazing in our hearts and in our minds, just why things in our lives happen at certain times...and as you said....the plans are not OURS but our Maker's!!!

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    1. Annie, This experience has shown me even more about who's really in charge. It's not the government or politicians, or even war mongers...they have their time, but the Lord is still in charge.

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  3. Oh, my precious friend...what a wonderful story. I'm so glad you're able to see God's hand in it all. How I wish that one of these days I can wrap my arms around you and give you a big hug and we can sit and chat by a fire, too!!! Love you!!!

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    1. Deb, that would be wonderful. Although we've never met in person, I know we would be comfortable and have lots to chat about.

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  4. Wow, what an inspirational and motivating post. Sometimes we walk in life without realizing how significant the Lord can be in our lives. And that we need to listen more often to His word and His message. Although sometimes we may wonder why things happen the way it did, in the end it's all for a good reason. And we all place it in His hands.
    Thanks again for another great message.

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    1. Barbara, The more I come to know the Lord, the more I love him and 'stand all amazed'. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I just got chills. Stories like this really confirms that there is Someone out there who knows everything and puts things in order for us. We may never understand the reasons but it IS always for the greater good. I'm sure Mr. Weaver is in peace knowing that his dream has made come true. Bless you and your family for you had been the great accessory for a man to be able to live his dream before he was called for.

    Spanish Pinay

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    1. It is so cool when the Lord can use us for good in other peoples lives. Not that I'm all that great, but it is nice to know that we were in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things. A lot like you and FLAG.

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  6. I am really crying now and I have chill bumps...this is just an amazing testimony. Early on in your story, I, as well, got the strong feeling that this was all in God's plan. I have to get my husband to read this tonight, he will love it.

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    1. The Holy Spirit is such a blessing. Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial weekend.

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  7. I always believe and have faith. Your post is an awesome reminder of why we need faith.Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Oh, goosebumps here too! God is so great!

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  9. Goosebumps galore here! What an amazing story! Just goes to show you that God really is in control- all the time. Until now, my mouth is still open with amazement. The universe really is unfolding as it should.

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    1. Having complete faith in the Lord is so easy, because, like you said, HE is in complete control - all the time. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. Wow. What a story. I hope Mrs. Weaver is okay.

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  11. Oh my! I was teary-eyed by the end of your post. So surreal!
    God really moves in mysterious ways.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

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  12. Becky,
    God is so faithful. His ways confound us. I'm glad that you were faithful to the nudging the Lord gave you in your heart! I love this story!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  13. He's got it all in controll---even when we cannot see the bigger picture!!!

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  14. it's amazing what the Lord has in mind, that we just can't see until weeks, months and even years later. we've had many moments like this.

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  15. Wow, Becky Jane, that is an amazing story! With certainty your inconvenience was for a good purpose. Isn't it cool to watch God work?

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  16. So sorry to hear about his death.. but doesn't it feel good when everything falls into place? And you realize everything that happened had a reason?

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