While it has been just a little over a month since I last wrote, it has been quite a month! I contracted pneumonia for the first time in my life on March 9, 2012 and am still recovering from it, my husband lost his primary job (which also meant we lost our health insurance) on March 23, 2012, many of my friends had babies, and I had to become an even greater support to my loving husband.
While this is a huge shift on the path, I believe God will provide. He already has. This new job that I started in December, while extremely stressful, has paved the way for a greater understanding and affection for my God. This career path has made revelations about where I want to go and where I see myself in many years. Although I am not sure if I want to be in human services, one thing is for sure, I still want to serve my fellow Christians and show others the path to Christ. I am not sure of the area of service yet or if my area of service will be embedded in my new position, however, I am sure that God will reveal it to me soon. In addition to showing me things about myself, God putting me in this position has allowed for my husband and I to absorb the impact left by losing a job and health insurance. My career path has allowed me to pick up insurance at my place of employment and the increase in salary will be able to tide us over for a few months until my husband can get another job or 2 part time jobs to make up the loss of salary. He already has some promising leads and I am confident that these people are the ones that God has put in our lives for a reason.
After everything I have been through in the last month, I am extremely grateful and humbled to be serving and worshiping an omnipotent God. “My God is not dead, he’s surely alive” rings loud and true in my heart today and forever more. This is a bend on the journey and a trip into the disorientation realm of the path, however, I believe that we will start towards orientation again and will be even closer to God.
Through all of the experiences I’ve had recently, I am again grateful not only for the people God has put into our lives to help my husband find a job, but I am grateful for the members of my church, my family, and my friends who have all been praying. I am grateful for what I have and am grateful and excited for what is to come. God will reveal his plan for our little family and I need to build the courage and confidence to take the plunge into his great mercy and grace.
Thank you to all who have prayed. I am reminded once again by my favorite verse, Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this though him who give me strength,” however, I am enlightened to include some additional verses from the chapter “Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles” (14), “… you sent me aid more than once when I was in need,” (16), “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (19). Our God is a good God indeed.