I know that the loss of Brent's job pales in comparison to other problems we could be facing. But, I can only imagine how people without Christ handle times of uncertainty.
Praise God that I have hope!
I was on my way to work last Friday, praying out loud as I usually do. This was the day Brent was supposed to hear about his (hopefully) new job with a final interview in D.C. I was having a good morning because both of us were just certain that this was the job. I had literally just finished saying in my prayer, "God, we understand that if you say no to this job then you have something better planned." And my phone immediately rang and Brent told me he didn't get the job. Nothing like having to immediately believe what you just prayed!
All weekend we were really discouraged. Brent had no other leads, no other interviews lined up, no other jobs that were just jumping out at him. He was just going to have to settle for second best. Just find some mediocre job that made ends meet. And I'll admit I got a little angry with God. I thought we had been going about all of this the right way, seeking Him first, obeying Him, and that's what we get? Second best?
Oh, what my small finite mind can't see in the middle of it all!
"But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul,
'therefore I will hope in him.'
The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him."
Lamentations 3:21-25 ESV
Today, Brent scheduled not one, not two, but THREE interviews! Two with insurance companies and one with a marketing firm in Nashville. We don't want to move, so the Nashville thing isn't serious. Don't start spreading rumors!
And I remember, God is revealing His plan one itty bitty piece at a time. We must be patient and wait for the Lord. He is good to those who wait for him.
If you don't have this hope that can only come from Christ alone, PLEASE comment and we'll talk :) I'd love to share it with you because He is like no other!
He is good, when there is NOTHING good in me!