Two weeks ago, I very unexpectedly lost my job.
Since I was basically our sole income source, this came as a big shock to our family.
However, I truly can't say that I was ever upset. I was filled with an unexplainable sense of peace.
This unexpected change might have surprised my husband and me, but it certainly did not surprise God.
No, you see, my God is an all knowing, all powerful God and although I certainly didn't ask to lose my job and our only source of income in the process, God was busy behind the scenes working to answer a prayer I've been praying for over a year.
I've been praying that when the season is right, God would bring me home full-time. I believe that season is now.
From that very day two weeks ago, my husband has been looking for a job. Not just one job, but two. In order to ensure that I can stay home and be the stay at home, homeschool Mom that my children need me to be right now.
He has been through multiple interviews and has been hired for a part-time position. We are awaiting a call back this week from two full-time positions.
Given my control freak nature, this is a very uncomfortable place for me.
We don't know when the next paycheck will come in.
The end of the month is quickly approaching, bills are coming due.
Along with the end of my employment, came the end of our health insurance.
There are times when my anxiety gets the best of me, but through it all I hear God whispering His promises.
Do not fear. I am here.
I know the plans I have for you.
I will never leave you or forsake you.
Do not worry.
The fact that I don't know what our future holds is super scary, but knowing that He holds my future in His hands gives me all the comfort I need.
We will be okay. God's got this taken care of.
One line of a very popular song by Laura Story continues to repeat in my mind. It speaks straight to my heart and I know it's from God.
What is trials of this life are Your blessings in disguise?
Sweet sisters, will you please pray for my family. Pray for God's will to be done and for peace to continue to surround us. Please pray that my husband will find a job quickly and that through it all, I will be able to always sing praises to our God who is so worthy.
I thank each and every one of you from the very bottom of my heart.