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April 13, 2012 / joelmalm

The List Says It All

Last night I was up late freaking out about some financial concerns I’m having.  I wish I could say it’s the first time, but unfortunately it has happened a lot lately.  Deep down I know God will provide, but I realized I need to have some tangible evidence.  So I made a list of stuff God has provided for me.  Here are a few things on that list:

  1. My wife – There was a point when I wondered if I’d ever meet the woman of my dreams.  I didn’t find her until I was 29, but it was worth waiting on God.  She’s amazing.
  2. Experiences – I’ve lived in Guatemala, Mexico and Peru and been able to travel in over 65 countries.  The year I traveled the most I only made $12000.  Explain that one…
  3. A House – My plan was to buy us a house when I was forty.  (yes, I think really long term).  But last year God provided a house at a ridiculously low price.  Sure it needed a lot of work, but it’s still a house.

Sorry if that all sounds like bragging.  Just know it’s bragging on God’s faithfulness. God has a pretty slammin’ track record.

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19

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 42:5

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  1. Jana Malm / Apr 13 2012 5:36 pm

    Yeah, count your blessings. It changes the perspective.

  2. Judy / Apr 13 2012 7:58 pm

    Totally Joel, May the Lord continue to lead you and fulfill all that you pray for.
    Faith Hope and Love but the greatest of these is LOVE.

  3. stac14 / Apr 14 2012 4:08 pm

    Amen! Lately God has been reminding me that he is my Provider, in spite of present circumstances and the way things appear to the eye. Last year we adopted 3 children, took 6 of us to China (to come home with our son Isaac) and raised over $41000 in the process of adopting. God is able to cover what he calls us to do.

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