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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16 comments:

  1. Thank-you for this uplifting story!

    God answers prayer.

    Beautiful.

    love you!

    kelee

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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

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    God Bless..

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  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
    Blessing..

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  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!)

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

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