Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Unemployment Line is Long

Well, most of you probably know by now that I'm out of a job. My one year stint with the USPS as a letter carrier came to an end on April 5th, because apparently the way to make up a $3 Billion deficit is to can all the guys that make the least yet work the hardest... but I digress...

Being unemployed is not easy, it's only really been two days now, officially, and the strain is already pretty heavy. We are really trying to lean on the Lord, to trust in Him and His goodness. But it's not easy with a wife and a baby in the womb. We're a little bit scared.

My wife and I read Our Daily Bread (ODB) every night before we go to bed, and very frequently we're really amazed at how the topic of the day fits into our lives so well, it almost seems like it was planned. And when I say "our lives," I mean the thing we just spent an hour talking about only seconds before we opened up the ODB to read that day's installment. Well, last night was no surprise (well, really it was a surprise, because no matter how many times something like that happens it always take you aback) because it happened again.

"Are you in a position where all self-sufficiency is gone? As you turn your eyes on the Lord and put your hope in Him, you have God’s reassuring promise that you need nothing more." That was the closing statement of yesterday's entry. It pretty much sums up where we both would like to go and are going, but where we both, regretfully so, are not quite yet. Please pray with us as the our Father teaches us how to turst in Him through this trial.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

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