Monday, April 14, 2014
Keep the Faith..Don't Give Up
Adversity is not discriminating
It doesn't matter color, creed, gender, financial status, religious standing or any other human condition, it comes knocking at everyone's door sooner or later
And often at the most inopportune time.
There is no hiding place
And no detours around it.
When adversity takes you down its path, it won't announce how long the road will be like the sign in the photo above.
I've not mentioned it on my blog, FB or any of the other social media network
and few people know...
My husband has been unemployed since the end of December. We knew it was coming for a few months.
Prior to knowing this was going to happen, we systematically paid off as much debt as we could
Prior to this happening, We cinched in our financial belt and saved as much of our paychecks as possible
Prior to this happening, we steadied ourselves
Prior to this happening we prayed
Prior to this happening we had faith
Prior to this happening, we gave and helped others
We did what we could
After my husband lost his job
It would have been easy to fall apart
We remained steady
We continued to pray
We continued to have faith
We continued to give and help others
We had times of discouragement. My husband applied for job after job, he had interview after interview but someone else was selected. There were several hopefuls that never panned out, many promising leads that ended up nowhere.
We wondered why is this happening to us and then remembered why wouldn't it happen to us.
I believe God gave us foresight about this before it happened and helped us prepare. We listened and made the necessary steps. I had my ups and down times but I never wavered in my faith that God would see us through this time.
And He did bring us through! My Sweetie started his new job last Monday.
We learned a few things going through this...but that's another post for another time. But I will share this, faith is not the ability to pray the best prayer so God will hear us. Faith is not looking for the answer we think we should get from God. Faith is not "having it all about us". I found during this time, and other times of my life when I have faced struggles, that faith is the firm trust in God and His answer.
Whatever you are going through, don't loose faith and don't give up.