Wow what a day it has been. This morning I was laid off from the church where I have served for the past 3 1/2 years. In 23 days, my family will have no full-time income. That’s kind of a crazy statement to type.
I didn’t do anything out of line, the church is just continuing to spiral downward financially. Six months ago this month, they let Justin go for financial reasons, assuring us that my job was safe. It appears they were wrong and today they made many additional cuts. Several friends, all faithful servants of Christ, were also let go today, including a wonderful minister who has helped lead me and the rest of our staff through the last difficult year. I will miss serving alongside him and his family and the other staff members and wonderful church members who are still there.
I knew this was a possibility in this meeting today, and also knew the Lord had told me to stay silent and take with honor whatever was said to me. Many of you were praying for me, and I am so thankful. I walked in that room and it felt like I was wrapped in a blanket. I was calm. I did not shake. I did not cry. I was at peace.
Here’s the truth:
God is in control.
God is good.
I am His child.
I am secure in Him.
He knew this before I did.
He has worked out a plan.
My family is not forgotten.
So basically, I have 23 days to see God do an incredible amazing all powerful miracle in our life. I think after over a year of searching, we are going to see the Lord BUST open the door and provide an amazing position for Justin in a ministry we believe in.
I believe it.
And I’m telling you guys – you may think I am CRAZY – but I am convinced He is about to do it.
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13