Change happens. It most certainly does. Life would be dull, monotonous and boring without it. The time has come for change in our lives. I guess the Lord thought we needed a bit of a challenge to shake things up a bit, keep us on our toes, take our lives to a different level.
For the past couple of months we have been waiting to find out if Joel would be laid off from his job. At first mention of the possibility I felt the fear of the unknown grip my heart. For several days I played the “what if” game. Then after stewing over it I decided I better just give it to the Lord. I surely wasn’t going to be able to do anything about it. My days continued on and I pushed the whole problem to the back of my mind. Until last Wednesday when Joel came home telling me he had heard that his position in the plant would be gone on Friday. Anxiety about the future took hold. It was all I could think about. How were we going to manage this?
Friday came. Friday went. And life continues.
Joel still has a job (in a different part of the plant) but he will only be working 20-25 hours a week. We are going to have to get creative and find some other ways to earn some money. As you know part-time work doesn’t pay the bills no matter how simply you live. Thankfully we do live simply and do not have outstanding debt on anything except our house.
I am going to be looking into tutoring some students. I haven’t done it for the past 7 years, but hopefully I can find some students who are in need of a little extra help. I already have one student lined up for the summer. The search begins for a few more.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who left me comments, e-mailed or called (thanks Bevy). I appreciate all the support.
We are keeping our eyes on the Lord. He is our strength and He alone will guide us through the days to come. Without Him this would seem insurmountable.
Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come…’ Isaiah 35:3-4