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Friday, April 16, 2010

God is So Good

My Husband was shown the real deal of God's grace this week. A memo went out showing a list of names of people up for lay off with the fire department, in order by random drawing. Out of the 18 people on the list, My Husband was slated as number 9. Mr. In the Middle. If they laid off any number less than 9, he would be safe. The memo stated that 9 were to be laid off. Then you prayed. Then we prayed. There was much prayer. So many of you encouraged us, hugged us, and reminded us to keep our chins right where they should be. God reminded me that I fully trusted him when we got this job, so I should fully trust him this day as well.

We made precautions where possible, did the snuggling and healthy denial we discussed earlier, and then a new memo was sent out. This new memo said 8 firefighters were to be laid off. Eight. Just eight. Just one shy of My Husband. Just one shy so God is able to show how close he is holding us. Right there, see us? We are right there in his hands.

God is so good. Thank you all for your prayers again.


Erica said...

hooray!!...Glory to God!!

noel said...

Tears of joy are a flowing !! SO THANKFUL FOR GODS TIMING, PROVISION ALWAYS, and UNDENIABLE FAITHFULNESS. Sorry for shouting just a little excited bout this.