Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Side by Side Ones

Last night, someone at work asked me how long it's been. It's weird to say, "Eleven months". I told them that I hope to be celebrating when we hit the year marker...hope and pray.

This past month, Dan was able to pass the test for corrections and make the list and also test for a nearby police department that we are waiting to hear from. He has also had a couple possible jobs he's applied for. It's just more of the waiting game now. He's done everything he needed to do...now, we just sit and wait.

I never thought that waiting would get any easier, but in some ways it has. God has provided time and time again for us. We have been given exact dollar amounts when we didn't know where the money was going to come from to pay our bills for the month. He provided a part time position for me when there seemed to be nothing opening up for quite a while. If there is work offered, Dan steps up and is willing to do it. Waiting on God for our daily provisions has gotten easier.

On the other hand, waiting on God to provide the job he has for Dan is extremely frustrating at times. There's no "due date" and definitely no "Mr. Castor" to speed things along...I am so impatient at times. I often feel as if my life is on hold. I have to constantly remind myself that no matter how much longer God calls us to wait, He will be faithful to provide our needs.

God provided Dan with three side jobs (are they really considered side work at this point?) this past month. I am so thankful that Dan is willing to do whatever it takes to take care of our family. The extra money coming in was a wonderful answer to prayer. I was also able to pick up a few extra days at work, which always helps.

Next month, I am hoping that I have the good news we have been trusting God for. Keep us in your prayers.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
~Phillippians 4:4-9

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