The Independent Variable - Matt Haugland

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Single again

This has been a hard week. Though it was a very exciting and encouraging week for NanoWeather, it was a very sad one for me. The relationship I was so excited about, which was going so well just a couple weeks ago, is now only a friendship -- and a pretty awkward one at that (at least for now). One of the lessons I learned was that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. But at the same time, I believe God works ALL things together for good (Romans 8:28), and that includes things that hurt. So in a way I'm thankful even for the sad things that happened this week. It's not easy to praise God during such times, but I'm ready to do that.

Some words (from a song) that help explain how I feel at the moment...

"I was sure by now, God You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it's still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm "

- Casting Crowns


At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Jamie said...

Im so sorry to hear that things didnt work out. I know how excited you were about it. We are here if you need us... and we would love to see you again soon. Hope your trip is fantastic.

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Katie said...

So sorry things didn't quite work out like you hoped.

At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi mat this is Roger you're friend from Windsor in Reading
I'm sorry to hear that things didn't work out the way you hoped.
But remember Gods in control. I'll be praying for you.

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Marcian!!! said...

Matt, that's a very wise attitude to have, about praising God in the sad things, and looking deeper in them instead of running away or burying them. Ecclesiastes 7 says it best, I think. I love you much, Matt, and I hope you feel better soon. Come down and see me when you feel up to it.

At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Marcian!!!! said...

PS. I'm really glad that CD came in handy. XD

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Megan Ferris said...

I LOVE that song! It nearly makes me cry everytime I listen to it. It's a great CD. You're still in my prayers.


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