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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