Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

As I look upon yesterday, I realize how very fragile we all are.  Yesterday held joy for some because they kept their jobs.  For others, they made a pact with themselves to start a new adventure.  But for those that lost their jobs, they were crying wondering what was next.

One of my very dear friends lost her job yesterday.  She is a strong women, although she doesn't always know it. God had been preparing her for change but she thought that change would come on her own terms.  Change never comes on our terms.  It is inherent in the followers of Christ.  He prepares our way before us, even before we realize that change is inevitable.

As I sat on the phone listening to her cry, I was silent.  There were no words I could say at that moment but boy was I thinking them for her.  I prayed right there that God would have His hand on her and that He would comfort her in her time of need.  I also prayed that I would be able to encourage her the way He would want me too.  I sent her a text in the middle of the day and last night I called her.  She sounded stronger but the grief was there.

My job is to lift her up to the Lord and to provide an avenue for her to vent.   Today, she has an interview and if anyone reads this post, please pray for her.  I will be praying and I am asking others to unite with me.  I know her but if you are going through the same challenges; I am praying for you too!

This world does not define us or make us.  God defines our being from the time we are in the womb.  We make choices but in the end, if we ask for his direction, He will provide it.  I have no idea where she will go or what she will do but God will provide and I find comfort in that, don't you?

Psalm 40 1-2 NKJV:

    I waited patiently for the LORD;
       And He inclined to me,
       And heard my cry.

    He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
        Out of the miry clay,
        And set my feet upon a rock,
        And established my steps.

Romans 5: 8 NKJV:

    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

He loved us enough to die for us. He is our comfort, our joy, our salvation.  Don't fear what you can't see, wait patiently on Him and He will reveal Himself.  Times are tough but He is tougher.  Cry out to Him today ladies, for those that can't, they need you!

My prayer today:

Lord, I have no idea what you are doing in lives today but I know one thing; You died and rose again.  We call to You and You hear our voice.  We unite and You rejoice.  I cry out to you today for all those that have lost their jobs; their hope is in You.  Please provide an avenue for them  and surround them with women and men that will help lift them up in their time of trouble.  Help us be wise and to always have a heart for those in need.  Lead us Lord to Your light and make us strong in You.  We are waiting patiently on You, guide us.  AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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