5 years ago this week I was a mess. Unemployed, broke, depressed. Now I’m a successful business woman. How did I get through it? Read this….
Today I got my last of the severance checks. I’m on my own now. I have reasons to worry.
Yet, God wanted me to get the message – Dont’ Worry! Trust Me.
I read several devotionals each morning it’s my time with God trying to get a line on what and where He want’s me to do.
The first one is from David Jeremiah:
I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.~Psalm 88:9b
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~Philippians 4:6-9
With the final paragraph reading:
The more we fill our heart and mind with godly prayer and meditation, the less room there will be for worry.
The I pick up 365 Days of WWJD and get:
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” ~Matthew 6:27
“For those of us of restless heart, we must put aside our quest for peace and simply do what Jesus would do. Avoid Turmoil. Cherish inner renewal. Give God time. Love much. Peace will be the result.” (Dec. 15)
Joyce Meyer’s Hearing from God each Morning reassured me that Jesus is my friend:
You are my friends if you do what I command.~JOHN 15:14
You have a personal relationship with God; He’s your friend.
Ending with today’s Our Daily Bread: A Supporting Role
Thank You Lord, I got the message.
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I haven’t posted anything in a while because I’ve been moving. I’m losing my house where I’ve lived for the past 3.5 years. I got it for $79,000 and it’s now up for short sale at $18,500.
I had to choose between paying for my own health insurance (since I no longer qualified for Medicaid because of the extra $25/week of Unemployment I get from Obama’s stimulus plan). That $200/month had to come from somewhere and that was my forbearance payment on my mortgage.
So I had to fall back to my first “worse-comes-to-worse scenario” from last year when I first lost my job (read Up the Down Escalator)– moving in to my friend’s spare bedroom in her small condo in North Phoenix. It’s tight. Most of my stuff is in storage. But it’s in a better neighborhood with a nice pool and close to the major highways.
On the brighter side, I did land a freelance writing gig at Examiner.com which is a site for local major cities with different topics. I’m in the Religion and Spirituality section writing for singles. For singles in the Greater Phoenix Valley, there are lists of links to local singles groups, things to do, places looking for volunteers and other websites offering advice. Please check it out even if you’re not in Phoenix. The articles apply to singles anywhere. Please pick me as your “favorite Examiner” or “subscribe” and that’ll help get me to the top of the list. Right now, the top “Examiner” in Phoenix is the UFO one. There’s something wrong with that.
I’m still in need of a permanent job as are many others out there. But with God’s help and the support of my Church Family (read Benefits of a Church Family), I can overcome anything that life throws at me.
I put my life in God’s hands and trust that He knows what’s best for me. I let him guide and lead me.
“I still have a rock to hold to if the bottom drops. Out here on my own, I won’t be alone. I’ll be believing.” (From “I’ll Be Believing” by Point of Grace – “24” CD ).
Consider it pure joy, my [friends], whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
~ James 1:2-4