My Mysterious ways story
My Mysterious ways story. On occasions when things accursed in our life, we are often left troubled. Then our little minds will go on a wild trip questing for answers to all the never-ending questions. However, everything happens for a reason, even when we do not understand it. Therefore, I want to share my story with you.
It all begins in July of 2022 when we got the heartbreaking news that our mortgage company would no longer renew our mortgage. With the ridiculous real estate market, it is almost impossible to get any loan concerning buying a property. Therefore, if you are living in Ontario Canada, you would know what exactly I am talking about.
Additionally, we decided to sell the house to prevent us from losing the battle. Mind you we are living in a village where no one house will sit on the market past 2 weeks. We planned to sell and pay off the mortgage and use the profit to pay off some of our bills. Also, save some money for a down payment for a new house when the craziness subsides.
A story with a lesson to be learned
On July 26th we put the house on the market. The house is a beautiful raised bungalow, including four bedrooms, and two full bathrooms with a gorgeous above-ground pool. So, we thought that would be an easy sell. The viewing started slow and went on for weeks like that. After a month we still had no offer. Frustration grows as the deadline for us to move is rapidly approaching. Everyone we spoke to said God works in mysterious ways.
Despite the unbelievably bad market, houses around us on the same street were selling regardless. My family and I started to pray, my prayers said Lord I know you are in control of this situation, and you work in mysterious ways, but things add are against us and everything is going in the opposite direction to where we had destined to be.
At that point, our agent advised us that we should consider reducing the price of the house, as she had made a comparison of what another house on the street sold for. To be in the same price range we have agreed to reduce the price. One more month went by and still no offer. Again, I asked God why he is doing this to us. I am your humble servant I am a pastor and I deserve a little more attention from you.
Just because god kept silent doesn’t mean he left us
Your mysterious way is slow and working against me at this point. I said lord you allow the mortgage company to take our house, this is our first house which we struggle to get for so long. We only had this house for 5 years. And by the looks of it, you are allowing us to fail at the plan as well. Everything was going south. Every road we took led to regrets.
We moved out to a rental apartment because time was running out and we did not want all the suitable apartments to lease before the time we were out of a house to live in. My family and I were paying rent and a mortgage at the same time. $9000 per month as we had no help from God. We were all on our own in this battle.
Our agent suggested that we made some renovations to the house to attract some buyers and boost the sale. However, this was not possible as there was no fund to renovate it now. So again, we reduce the price, for a second time. A few days after that we got an offer for $60.000 under the reduced asking price. We were desperate to get it sold so we accepted the offer.
When it rains it pours
We lost everything; at one point we could not pay the mortgage for the remaining terms because we need to focus on the current roof over our heads. Therefore, the mortgage company charged us a penalty fee of $12,000 for overdue payments even though they got the full payment when the house was sold. We were still owing them $7,000 cause the house sold way under the asking price. The mortgage company became greedy and decided that they were not going to allow us to keep the small profit.
Still, the disappointments did not stop there. Just one week before the closing date we got a call from the gas company saying there at the house and they are going the shut off the gas. We rushed over there as fast as we can. The technician told us someone had called complaining about the strong odour of gas. The carbon dioxide reading was more than enough to kill the entire village.
What we discovered
We went inside the house to allow the tech to inspect the furnace to discover it was the default. Flames were shooting off, when he had turned on the furnace, and that was bad. The entire street was at immediate risk of a huge exploration. So, we had to buy a brand new furnace as the house was already sold and the furnace was working fine at the time of the transaction. We had to find an additional $7,000 to replace the default furnace.
In conclusion, God works in mysterious ways. All these times although the disappointments God was only protecting us. Let’s rewind the story, had the mortgage company did not cancel our contract we would have kept our house, therefore, the furnace would have been explored and all five of my family members would be killed including many locals living on the same street. Also, God was protecting the new homeowners because if the house had sold at the first time we initially put it up for sale, then the house would blow up with them as well.
God’s way is not for us to suffer
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” We will never understand gods plan but his intentions are never for us to suffer it always end up being a positive outcome. Trust in God with all your heart and he will direct your path.
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