Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You win some, you lose some.

In this case, we lost one. A job that is.

Life has taken an interesting twist...

Psalm 32: 6-8
"Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you
while you may be found;
surely when the mighty waters rise,
they will not reach him.

You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you."

And, just like my blog title, I'm trusting that God will lead us (as blind as we feel right now) along these unfamiliar paths...

What I've been grieving lately is what this means for the adoption. I guess we're on hold. (?) I don't know if this means we have to re-do our dossier with new employment info, new finance info, new health insurance coverage (or lack thereof- as we currently stand- waiting for the COBRA paperwork to arrive)...

I'm grateful that the study plan that I'm currently going through is taking me through all these scriptures (like the ones I posted a few days ago) about the Lord walking with us through darkness, and hiding in the shadow of His wings. I'd love your prayers for a great job to open up for my hubby. I'd love prayers that that we would remain in a place of trust, that we would be wise with our thoughts, words, actions and spending as we wait.

A little caveat to honor my husband... I'm so blessed to have a humble man at my side. He accepted a part time job delivering pizzas (thanks to Dave Ramsey's suggestions on his radio show. Go Dave!) in this interim period. It was enough last weekend to buy our groceries and gas for the week... and we got a free pizza out of the deal- which means the boys now like daddy's new job better than his old one! :)


Fantastic Family of 5 said...

Sara,...My heart goes out to your and your family!! Hang on and God will see you thru this storm.
Praying for you in this time! Gidget:)

Becca Van Valkenburg said...

Continuing to pray for you... He is the Great Provider.

Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

We will pray for you!! I'm glad that you are holding strong to your faith. Hoping you find answers soon!


Peter and Nancy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news . . . Peter and I were just thinking out loud about different scenarios this morning in case his job gets cut. I will keep you in prayer -- and you must be so proud of your great husband.

Julie & Patrick said...

My husband lost his job while we were on the waiting list for Devi too. Chat with someone at Dillon...they are so great and gave us the assurance that this happens all the time. Hoping that great opportunities come your husband's way soon!!

Julie R

Terra said...

Ugh! I am so sorry! I know that God will provide, but yeah not always when and how we'd want. I will pray that God's purpose are completed in and through this time and that this time is SHORT! Love you!

Traci said...

Thank you for sharing. You and your husband provide an excellent witness for the Lord & I know you will glorify Him in this process and the in the outcome!

Praying for peace and God's provision of far more than you could ever imagine - Traci G.

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Sara, I am so sorry to hear this news. I am thankful that you have God and His Word to lean on during these difficult days. He will provide for your needs! You are being held up in prayer.

April :-)

Tanya said...

So sorry to hear this news! God's timing doesn't always make sense (and we may never see His workings this side of heaven), but His ways are better than our ways. Not easy to go through, however, and especially when you are in the middle of the adoption process. May His hands carry you through this uncertain time and grow you in your faith along the way. Praying your husband finds a job soon and delivering pizzas is just temporary. I admire his tenacity!

David and Sarah said...


I'm so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for a new job, that your adoption won't be negatively affected, and that you will have the peace of God filling you to overflowing.