Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Unemployment Update 5/23/2012

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Oh, how the Lord has blessed me with peace these past few weeks. I almost feel as if I am not myself. The *me* I know, would be panicking with the fear of how we are going to make it. The *me* I know would be doubting God, double minding my husband, and living in fear of what is to come.

But since before my dh was laid off, our Pastor in church has been doing a series on Faith, based on Hebrews 11.  So many men of faith discussed in Hebrews 11. So many different situations to faith. I hope I am expressing myself clearly.

Anyway, it is almost like it was preparatory for what was about to come, and sermons to carry us through this trial.

We have grown so much during the past several months. We felt the Lord leading us several months ago, to stay at home more, train our children more, and just be present more for our children.

It's amazing what has happened in our lives since then. Now don't get me wrong, we took a lot of flack for it. Well meaning friends told us we were isolating ourselves, avoiding that personal connection with people.  That's not what is was at all. We just decided to completely obey God in what he was telling us, and he was telling us clearly to come home for a bit.

But in our obedience to God we lost some friends. They couldn't grasp what we were doing. They were sure we were walking away from the Lord. We weren't. We were being drawn closer to him. He was drawing us nearer to him with such magnetism, we couldn't ignore it anymore. I guess we couldn't adequately express it to some people. Because the chose not to believe what we were saying, they chose to close us off. Gosh that was hard. But in obedience we let it go.

The Lord was working deeply in my husbands heart. He was molding him, preparing him for what was to come, and even blessing him.. by making his quiver larger.  Amazing work is being done here in our home, our home that is built on the foundation of the Lord.

Psalm 127

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court. 

Dh has done some outside jobs, unfortunately is a net 30 or 45 days before we get paid.
We haven't heard about our appeal yet to unemployment.
We are down to our last $100.00 in cash.
Our needs are:
gas $
mortgage for May
that insurence would come through quickly.
Our blessings:
We have food, Wayne's cousin blessed us with a big ol box of food.
We are healthy.
They approved the WIC.

1 comment:

  1. I hope everything works out.. Keep hope alive and keep praying..


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