Last night one of our friends shared their story of how God has provided for her and her family, here’s her story:
I just wanted to share how God has provided for my family! My husband was told with his previous job that he wouldn’t be laid off at all in the winter but would remain at at least 20 hours a week so we could keep our insurance. Long story short it took them 4 months to get our insurance information to us and by the time we received it my husband was laid off because they just didn’t have the work available. He ended up being laid off for 4 months. It really hurt going from $800-$1300 paychecks every week (he worked crazy long hours and did a lot of traveling out of town for days at a time) down to receiving unemployment of not even $300 a week. Luckily thru this job we were able to build up our savings to help get us thru the winter in case his hours were less. Needless to say we are thankful we saved as much as we did!
I was pregnant and due at the end of March with our second child and we were starting to worry a bit because his hours hadn’t picked back up yet. He began looking for another job and applied at multiple places, had some interviews, and nothing turned up. God was definitely trying to teach us patience and reminding us to rely on Him and Him alone for our needs. Somehow the bills still got paid. I honestly can’t tell you how…looking at our income and expenses they shouldn’t have been but they were! One of his interviews was with a company where a fellow church member worked. My husband really wanted this position and that fellow church member and his family had been praying someone else would be hired because he had been working extra hours and was spending more time away from his family. My husband was one of 3 that were interviewed and a week later we found out that he didn’t get the position because he didn’t quite have enough experience as the others. We just kept on praying and were trying not to get discouraged but our savings was getting low and didn’t know how much longer we would make it. Meanwhile he got a call from his employer that they had a big job that needed done and were wondering if my husband could work. It was some long hours but that week alone amounted to over a month’s worth of unemployment. Praise the Lord!
Four weeks after he had been told he didn’t get the position he interviewed for he got a call asking if he wanted the position! Apparently they had hired one guy and then something happened and he never showed up to work and never answered their calls. The woman working there was going to call the 2nd person who interviewed but the day got busy and she didn’t get her called that day (a Thursday) and was off on vacation Friday. When she called her Monday, the woman had just accepted a position with a different company that previous Friday! So my husband was offered the position and accepted it! God’s timing is so perfect!!
I think one of the hardest things for us to do is to be patient and wait on God’s timing. His timing is always perfect, and He always has our best interests at heart.Â What could look like many failures, and reasons to be depressed, was God orchestrating His plan. Through our troubling times, it’s important to remember that God is in control, and if we allow Him to plan our days and lives, things will go much smoother than if we try to handle everything ourselves!