You know...I wish life were easy and wrapped into this nice little bow. That the way you you wish it or hope it will be is exactly the way it will turn out. But it never is and I will tell you that I am glad for it. Really and truly.
Which is why I am asking for prayer and letting you know that my sweet husband came home today crushed because he lost his job.
Oh, this precious man. For those who know him he is described as one of the nicest people they ever met, kind and tender hearted, a great guy, a workhorse, a dedicated person. And I know all this to be true since...um...he hired me and that is how we met. I remember watching his impeccable work ethic and the way he was with people. I was so impressed by him. Little did I know I would marry him and I am so glad I did. :)
It hurts this has happened. I know that if we don't let God reign in our thoughts we can easily give way to fear. But we also are choosing to FORGET NOT ALL OF GOD's BENEFITS. We serve a mighty God who has never let us down before. In fact, He has done MIRACLES in our life. He won't stop now. So please pray for the job intended for Brandon that puts him on the right career path.
It amazes me the perfect peace that comes when we let God rule our hearts, our decisions, and our future. I love that when I start letting thoughts go through my head like the fast paced credits at the end of a movie, I can easily be gripped by terror and paralyzing anxiety. But God tells us not to be anxious about anything but with prayer and petition to present our requests to him...and the peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard my heart in Christ Jesus. Consider us GUARDED. I marvel that in the midst of the dark unknown...we trust the outcome...no matter what it will look like.
Obviously, trouble can come and when we are most vulnerable we can begin to lose patience, faith, and reason. So pray that our family stands united in Christ and with one another. Our children are watching this new development and all I want them to see is Faith in Action. Not only that, but we can easily begin to fear God will forsake His provision. Yet this is a lie straight from the pit and I stand on the knowledge that God is our Jehovah Jireh...our PROVIDER...and I know He will provide. But I am human. We all are and can begin to doubt God in HIS FINEST HOUR. And I am so excited to see what GOD will do. So pray for our family as a whole.
Finally, my hope and deepest desire is this scenario will be another testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. That his ways are higher than our ways. My prayer is that our family remains steadfast within this so this whole situation will point directly to our God and King.
May it magnify your name, Lord.
I promise to keep all of you posted and I thank God for each and every one of you.