Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's a God Thing!

She worked in the office of a manufacturing facility for 30 years and was laid off. One of several long timers simply let go. It was a completely devastating experience. She was unemployed for eight excrutiatingly long, unsettling months - especially for a single woman. She was happy to be employed again, and have health insurance, even though her annual salary was $10,000 less than her previous job. After little more than a year, budget cuts eliminated her position this last June.

Unemployed for a second round. How could it happen again? And so soon? How long would it take this time to obtain a job?

I'm writing about my sister, Tricia, and upon learning this unbelievable news, I prayed, "Lord, I believe you are not allowing her to go through this again without her receiving a better job and I believe it will not take as long this time." Gratefully, I can report she has been employed for a week now, with an annual salary increase of $10,000 from her last position. In addition, she will have a Christmas bonus! Financial benefits aside, Tricia is exhibiting enthusiasm for this job in a ranch office. She has some opportunities to be out of the office and, literally, out in the field. "I'm doing things I never expected I would do and I really like it" is what I have heard this week.

Our family is overjoyed that the Lord answered our prayers, and brought restoration of $10,000 in her annual salary. Truly, He "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..." Ephesians 3:20 NIV

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negev. Psalm 126:3-4

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  1. Thank-you for this uplifting story!

    God answers prayer.


    love you!


  2. Praise Jesus! Thank you for sharing! ~ Merana

  3. God is Good!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joy & Blessings,

  4. Thanks be to God! Another example of how He answers prayer. He is so faithful and loves us so much. :)

  5. I can relate to your sister more than you know. Blessings to her. God is good.

  6. That is so inspiring! We know God does work in his own time. Sometime we wish he would hurry up. I m so thankful that Tricia has a good job again. Thanks for being part of this wonderful family. Anne

  7. reading this is so encouraging. thanks for posting it and really glad to hear God took care of you sister. He really does make the difference.

  8. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. What a wonderful answer to your prayers. Not only did your sweet sister get a better, more paying job, but she has been met with many new exciting things in the field. Who wouldn't want a job where they could also enjoy the fresh air. I am so tickled for her sweet friend.

    I found your blog while visiting the Spiritual Sunday posts. The miracle weekend brought me here. I am so thrilled to have met you and I will be back. For some reason I couldn't get the follower button to add me, I have been having some computer issues, but I have added you to my favorites. I can't wait to see what you share next. Your blog home is so lovely sweet friend.

    Please stop by Country Wings In Phoenix, my blog. Guideposts magazine is donating a dollar towards our next miracle makeover for each comment left and I want to make enough for several more makeovers. I know they are out there just waiting to be found.

    Country hugs sweet friend, Sherry

  9. Praise the Lord, I love hearing these kind of stories. I'm so glad you shared this today.

  10. What an encouraging post especially in these difficult financial times. Praise God for his answer to prayer. Patty

  11. Thank you for sharing this wonderful answer to prayer. These kinds of reports are always so encouraging.

  12. Hi my name is Karen, I came across your blog via a friend of mine.. I have enjoyed browsing your blog and reading your post.. I will be back to visit again real soon..When you get a chance I hope you will stop by to visit me at
    God Bless..

  13. Hi.. Im so glad you got a chance to stop by and visit..and thanks for the nice comments.. I see a few of my friend above here.. you are in good company..
    Hope you have a great week. and look forward to seeing you again soon

  14. Oh this is really encouraging! Thank you and Bless your heart for sharing. :) I love Psalm 126, it's one of the promises God has given me.May you and your sister continue to prosper.
    (Found you via Solitary moments via Spiritual Sundays!)

  15. nice post! thanks for sharing...Loves soraya