If you could go back and have a conversation with yourself on the evening of November 24, 2009, what would you have said to prepare Matt Chandler for the year ahead?
I think I would hug myself and just say, â€œHeâ€™s prepared you.â€
What role has your theology played in sustaining you throughout this year?
Iâ€™m not sure how men and women without a strong view of Godâ€™s sovereignty and authority over all things handle things like this.
There were at least 3 meetings with my doctors early on where I felt like I got punched in the soul. In those moments when I was discombobulated and things felt like they were spinning out of control, my theology and the Spirit were there to remind me that â€œHe is good and He does goodâ€â€”to remind me that God has a plan for His glory and my joy that He is working. I was reminded that this cancer wasnâ€™t punitive but somehow redemptive (Romans 8).You can read the rest of the interview right here…