Saturday, December 5, 2009

God is Still on the Throne

Jenn here.

This post isn't about writing. It's about people, faith, and need.

In the last few months my father has been laid off, my brother, and two of my uncles. I don't know how my brother is going to provide Christmas for his 2 little ones. He's struggling with all the basics: rent, insurance, oil for heat, groceries, gas, van payment, vehicle insurance, etc. At my work, we laid off three people out of 11 employees. Being down to 8 people, things have been really stressful at work. Two of the ladies I work with, their husbands were laid off.

So many people are calling, emailing, and dropping off resumes and it's so hard to look in their desperate, hopeful eyes and tell them we don't have anything available. Christmas is going to be hard for so many people who usually are the givers at Christmas. Let's keep these people and our whole nation in prayer. It's hard for people who usually give to be in a position of receiving. But maybe God is teaching them how to receive and others how to give. He's a wonderful God and will manifest Himself to so many people who need to be reminded He's still here, waiting to be apart of their lives. Sometimes God only needs an opportunity--and need--creates those opportunities. God is still on the thrown.

Matthew 6:30-32
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

3 comments:

  1. Jenn, it's been tough around here, too. One friend has been out of a job nearly a year. No luck yet, even with all the applications she's put in. Another friend's husband has been out of work over a year.

    You're right. We need to give, to help, and to have faith that God will provide.

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  2. It's hard seeing all the need around. And even though they say things in the economy are getting better, people are still getting laid off. And many who are employed are underemployed, meaning they've HAD to take jobs doing things that are half their former salary and they are qualified to do so much more.

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