Thursday, April 10, 2008

God's Gentle, Guiding Hand

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
(Corrie Ten Boom)

I had a new experience today. I was laid off of my job. I've never been fired or laid off before, so it's still a little surreal. If this had happened a year ago, I would have been devastated, both financially and emotionally. Today, by God's grace, it's not so bad.

In November of last year, we took a small leap of faith and I went from full-time employment to part-time. I went in to my boss's office to quit my job and had planned on doing something else part-time. I left that office being able to work part-time at my existing job, which was a very unusual circumstance. It was abundantly more than I would have asked or thought, but God orchestrated several other events prior to the time I gave my notice that made it possible.

I now see that He’s been preparing me for this leap of faith for months and has allowed me to take it in “baby steps” as I went from full-time to part-time and now to being laid off. What a LOVING God we serve! His timing is perfect! How can we fear the future when He is in control?

4 comments:

Tonya said...

You know I have been through this and I had many days of doubt. Looking back it was God's awesome hand in the entire situation. He will provide!

Kim said...

I know you are trusting Him...In His sovereignty there is rest and security. I will be praying for you. I appreciate your attitude very much! It is a great example to me! Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Karlyn said...

It was so good to see your smiling face this morning. Your trust in the Lord is SO apparent, Sister, and will be a powerful testimony to the faithfulness of our God to be our Rock and Refuge. You and your family remain in my prayers, and I am EXCITED to see what the Lord will do in your lives!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Cousin and sister in Christ - (How that still blesses my heart!),

Your attitude is amazing in your current situation.

Mom once said to me that life is like a tapestry and we are looking at the bottom of the tapestry, but some day we will see it from the top - God's Design.

Sometimes He gives us glimpses of His design and glimpses of just how cared for we truly are.

I shall continue to pray for you all and that the Lord will guide each of you every step of the way according to His own will. =))

It reminds me of part of a song from the Gadsby Hymnal - "Let this blest assurance whatever betide, The Scriptures assure us the Lord will provide."

Love you!! (And like you, and appreciate you. =)) )

Ruthie

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