|Posted by Lorraine Serra on July 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM|
My friend lost her job on Friday. After 28 years, the budget cuts landed on her desk, and with 2 weeks notice, a very long season of her life ended.
It was a real kick in the gut, but not totally surprising considering the economic climate. She had only just shared with me about 5 weeks ago that she felt led to open up the book of Job for her next study. Funny, she said, that though she had studied it before, something really jumped out at her this time. She took note that after Job received all the bad news of losing not only his flocks and herds and servants, but even his children, the Bible records that Job "fell down and worshipped God".
His first reaction to such calamity was not fear, collapse, hysteria.....it was worship.... holding on to the One who sees all and holds us in the palm of His hand, no matter the circumstances.
Take a look at God's timing, will you?!?!?!? 3 weeks after beginning this study, my friend gets the rug pulled out from under her at work. My, my, my.
So, I asked her Saturday, being her first day of unemployment, how she was doing. And she shared another story with me.
"I'm doing fine. I 've had my moments these past two weeks wondering how this would turn out. I know God is in control, and that He was preparing me. At times, I am overcome and I just cry and I feel so blinded, like I can't see right in front of me!
"But, I thought about when I first got married. My husand had this old dog who was blind. And the one thing we could never do in the house was move the furniture, otherwise the dog would be lost and crash into everything.
"Thinking on that made me realize, I may be blind at the moment, but my God never moves. He is my Rock, my security, and though I can't see the next step, He can, and I will trust Him."
Yep. That made me tear up. God sees the path ahead. Whatever your circumstance today, friends, trust Him. He's got you covered.