Monday, June 7, 2010

Jesus I trust in you

Jesus I trust in you

Those are words I read in April on this blog. As I read that post, I was in awe of the faith I saw there - amidst the heartache and pain. And just a month later, Jeremiah 29:11 became a mama. How sweet it is.

And then recently I read about trust again on this blog and this blog.

Maybe I should have taken notice.

Maybe I should have asked myself, "What is God trying to tell you?"

Maybe I should have stopped and pondered whether my life was actually reflecting the statement, "Jesus I trust in you."

But I didn't do any of those things. Instead I just applauded the gals who were courageous and bold enough to declare their trust in Jesus.

And then two weeks ago, at approximately 9:30 a.m., my husband walked through the front door.

He should have been at work. Why wasn't he at work?

One good look at his face and I knew why.

They    let    him    go.

One month's severance. Then no job. No income. No health insurance.

Mortage. Insurance. Cars. Two kids. Bills. Food. Life.

I am a stay-at-home mom. We only have had one income.

Even though I no longer walk the road of infertility, I still learn from other infertiles the lessons that God is teaching them. I am still challenged by their words and encouraged by their examples. I am still reminded that my walk, my faith, my trust, my didn't end when I received the blessings of Samuel and Lauren.

I hear you now Lord. Loud and clear.

And with all that's in me, I'm striving to say:

Jesus I trust in you.


JellyBelly said...

I'm praying for you guys! I'm so sorry that you have to go through this!

Becky said...

Oh Stacy, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. I am asking the Lord to quickly provide another job for your husband and "meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry Stacy. Just said a prayer.

Ann - Building a Nest said...

I'm so sorry. I'm a SAHW and always have that fear of something happening, but you are right, trust in Jesus. Prayers for you.

Leila said...

Praying for you! I am so sorry!

cybil said...

Dear Stacy,
I follow your blog since quite a while.
I'm very sure God has a wonderful plan for all 4 of you and he will use this situation now for your best.
You'll be amazed!
I can recommend you to read Joel Osteen's book "It's your time" as he deals quzite a lot with situations like yours in his book. It's very encouraging and encourages to trust God fully.
I already look forward to reading about the miracles that God will do for you!
Greetings from Switzerland

kim said...

A window is preparing to fly wide open to reveal a plan so marvelous that only the Lord God Almighty could orchestrate it. *prayers lifted from Switzerland*

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Your story is not finished, not by any means. He STILL has beautiful plans for you, Stacy, and He will never abandon you.
Let us lift you both in prayer now the way you have so selflessly done for others recently.

Kim said...

It's strange, regardless of how many times he has clearly seen us through situations, we still have that intial panic when we are presented with an obstacle. You are one of the strongest women of faith I follow and I just know you are going to trust in Him, somehow, someway, you will get through this with Grace, because that's hwo you roll. :)

Praying for you.

Stacey said...

I am so sorry to read this, Stacy. Please know that your family is being lifted up in prayer. I'm sure that the anxiety is great right now and it's easy to let it take over. God has seen you through tough times before and I know He will be faithful to get you through this. Praying something new (and better) will come along VERY soon. Much love to you.

Sew said...

I'm so sorry.....I will pray too!

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Oh no... I am praying for you, your family and your husbands employment.

So often I had to repeat those words over and over as a mantra. Even when I didn't feel like trusting, I willed it. Jesus, we do trust in You.

Steph said...

Stacy - I'm so sorry! Chris just happened to have lunch with Ryan the next day I think, and so he told me what happened. You are in our thoughts and prayers - you'll make it through!

Leslie Broussard said...

What a blessing to learn difficult lessons early in life.

What a blessing to your son and daughter.

What a blessing for you to have a little help around the house ;)

God bless you, Stacy, Ryan, Samuel and Lauren.