Monday, October 16, 2006

With Faith Like a Child

Well, so much has happened since my last post. On Thursday of last week my boss told me he can no longer afford to keep me on at full time. Basically, the jobs are just not coming in. He explained that is has absolutely nothing to do with my abilities, there just isn't enough to keep me on. I was crushed. I suspected it was coming, but I didn't want to believe it would happen. I somehow, by the grace of God, managed to hold my tears until I was in my car and driving around the corner. I called my husband and started bawling. Even though I was told it was not a reflection of my abilities, it still felt like I had completely failed. Aaron, what an awesome Godly man, said he figured that's why I had called him and told me to go home and get into the Word. He also told me not to worry, God will provide. That I know in my heart. He has seen us through financial hardships before and has never let us down.

It's been four days since I was layed off and today I'm hitting the pavement to find a job. Over the weekend I posted my resume on Jobdango. I applied for 6 jobs and this morning I recieved a phone call from one of them. The company, who shall remain nameless, a large, nationwide chain of furniture stores, called me back this morning and gave me a phone interview. The woman I spoke with was very interesting in me and will call me back to set up a second interview. One major drawback is their employees have to work weekends, Sundays included. I am praying that God will bring me something that doesn't require weekends and holidays. But I know it is in His hands, if He wants me to work Sundays, then I'll work Sundays.

Right now Aaron and I are being tested. As hard as this is, I'm thanking God for the trial. I know this will build my faith and bring us closer to Him. God is in control and I have nothing to fear. Pray for us! God Bless!

4 Witty Sentiments:

Aaron Marks said...

I love you Lauren!

Leah said...

Lauren, you have been in our prayers! I know how hard it is to wait for God's timing and provision, but you are doing great. I'm praying you don't have to work weekends or holidays either. Hang in there!
Love,
Leah

Laura said...

Just now catching up on your blog -- I know how unsettling this all is but knowing God is holding your hand makes it tolerable. He is leading you to something else for a reason -- follow His lead and you'll end up where you need to be. I will be praying for you as you go through the rigamoru (sp?) of interviewing.

sara jeanne marks said...

I just have a feeling about this new interview.

God is answering our prayers!

love
sara