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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Worthy is the Lamb ~ Sharing from my Heart

I have had a rough patch here lately and the Lord has been really placing it on my heart to share about it with you all today. So when he prompts I try and obey.

My hubby and I are now in the 8th month of his being let go from FORD Motor Company. Yes, we are one of those stats that you all here about on the news with what is going on economically, especially here in is such a gloomy time right now in that sense. Thankfully he got a good severance and we have been able to continue to live while he looks for work. I have known all along it's IN Gods very capable hands and feel when HIS timing is right he will open the doors needed for the PERFECT job. We both are willing to relocate if that is his Will. But it's the waiting.... all began to hit me hard though, when a couple of weeks ago when the reality hit that my daughters going to be a Senior this upcoming year. It Really set in when her school called asking us if she was coming back and were we going to enroll her. You see, we have been so blessed to be able to have her attend a local Christian school...and now with no work or funds coming in, the possiblility of her not finishing her senior year with her friends just about did me in. It has just broken my heart! And I honestly must admit and am dealing with being angry at GOD over all of this. I was coping pretty good until all of this happened.

We are in the process of doing some things that may give us assistance, but I NEVER thought I'd be in this situation..ever! It has been very humbling and has tested my faith to limits unknown, which I am not sure I am fully where I should be with all of this yet. With so many wonderful bloggers who care, I'd so appreciate your prayers for my family at this time over where GOD is leading and really to see a miracle happen for us in these areas.

We do live day by day, but my sweet hubs is getting so discouraged spending hours each day on the web and putting out resumes, only to never hear anything back. And I care so deeply for him and am so sensitive to his moods that it is getting to me as well. It may mean I have to go back to work outside of our home, which due to physical things going on my body may make it very difficult. But if this is what GOD wants he will give me to the strength to do it. I do know that with sharing often times comes release.

I want to assure you GOD has been so faithful to me through the years and I HAVE seen his Hand upon my life and my marriage...this is just a rough patch. I so look forward to the day I can look back on this and really see what HE was doing. As we know, it is IN the waiting that it is the hardest for us...if we can perservere through it, we receive the blessing and see how his hand was at work.
Thanks for allowing me to share this....

Isn't this the most WONDERFUL and darling card ever! Deb of Garage Sale Gal sent this to me. Deb you are such a blessing. This came at just the right time. I had just gotten a call back from the dr's that I needed to have further testing after my Mamm showed something, last week. And it just encouraged and blessed me more than you will ever know. PTL my testing came back clear and I am good for another year!

I have so often shared that GOD uses song in my life to get me through. I sang in a choir for Palm Sunday and this song, *I Will Rise*, by Chris Tomlin was a new one we sang and I just LOVE the song and words. I hope you enjoy...I will also link to the words.

I WILL RISE ~ Chris Tomlin - I Will Rise lyrics

God bless you!


TattingChic said...

So sorry to hear you and your family are going through a rough time. Hope that things will look up for you all soon and that your daughter will be able to finish her last year with her friends.

Anonymous said...

You are in my heart & my prayers. I will pray that your Husband finds a better job than what he lost!!
Keep your chin up... Feel God's arms around you... I do, when things go bad.

Sandra said...

I'm so sorry that you and your family are going thru a rough time. Please know that I will pray for you and your family as well.
Trust in our Heavenly Father that everything will be alright.
Thank you for commenting on my blog:) Did you go check out Three or More Tuesday? :) Have a good day.


You know that I will continue to pray for you and your family and we both know that God is already taking care of everything!!! The hard part is waiting for His timing...not ours!!
Glad to hear your test was FINE and that the card arrived when it did.
Sharing is important for the "family of bloggers" and I'm glad you did.
deb :)

Rebecca said...

Oh Sweetie...I feel your hurt and I want you to know that prayers are going up in your behalf right this minute!

It's been a while...several years in fact, but we've been where you are. Only it was my business that was lost and not my hubby's work. We were financially devastated and I was sooo depressed and out-of-sorts that I couldn't even think straight. We were facing losing everything!

As the months dragged on I decided one day to look in the paper for a job (never believed any good jobs were in the paper...WRONG!). Long story short, I applied for a job at a Stationary Shoppe (like a Hallmark) and even though 100 people applied for the position I am the one that got it.

Want to know what I believe? Prayers of my family and friends helped secure that job for me. I worked for that company for almost 5 years before they ended up closing ALL their stores in the USA but one....then I started eBay! God restored to me EVERYTHING the locusts devoured!

God will make a way when there seems to be no way...

Stay strong, keep the faith, He promises He won't forsake you.

Love you...Rebecca

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Lorena, thank you for stopping by to see me, so glad you did.

You were asking about a product to stain over existing stain & there is one. I used Polyshades on my stair bannister & did a post about it a long time ago. You should be able to find it if you search for it on my blog in the Search area. Just put in Polyshades. That product goes right over existing stain & changes the color.

Shirl said...

Hi Lorena, I'm praying that things will work out for you!
I wish you the best, keep creating those beautiful treasures!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear sweet Lorena, you have such a wonderful heart & Godly disposition. You know that I pray for you & Gary & M all the time. God is good & HE will provide for you always. I love you so very much, sweetie!

Big TX Hugs & Prayers,
Angelic Accents

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Lorena, I am so sorry for what you are going through. This economy is so terrible and it is all so scary. I hope things get better and Makayla can finish school with her friends. Your precious family is in my prayers. I worry so much too about what will happen and hope things pick up soon for our country.
Much love and hugs,

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You my dear have such a wonderful heart and your mother's heart is so full of love for your sweet daughter. I know, you know you will survive, but getting there is not easy. I pray for peace for your family and healing for your body. People who don't have migraines just don't realize how painful and life altering they can be. Again, I'm struggling and just came online for a moment. IT always helps me to know you understand. Thank you for being my friend.

vickie said...

Lorena, hope you are feeling better today. My prayers are with you and your family. You are a beautiful and strong lady, and things will get better. Just keep on doing what you do!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Rose, thank you for stopping by. I just hate that post got so out of control, I had to stop the comments. I feel for you & all that you are going thru. I can't even imagine how hard it must be up there in your area. I appreciate your thoughts that you shared.

Rebecca said...

Just want you to know that you are still in my prayers! Trusting and praying along with you that God will provide for your every need!

I have something I want to send to you! Can you email me your address and last name?

Love to you girlfriend. So happy to know I'm not the only one who has way too many irons in the fire at the same time!