God’s Way

God’s Way

Earlier this year my husband had a very bad inner ear infection. It was so bad he couldn’t walk, lost his balance and they wanted to admit him into hospital.  I was completely panicked because if he was booked off sick, then his job promotion would be cancelled (they wanted a zero sick record) . In the end he did have to be booked off but he kept his promotion. So we all breathed a great sigh of relief!

You see, I had placed my trust and security in his job … because without it I didn’t know how we would look after our 4 kids! We relied and needed his job! Without it we thought our lives would be doomed!

Then Covid hit…. and he lost his job anyway. What we imagined as the worse case scenario happened and guess what – our lives are not over! The lessons and perspective I have gained during this time have been irreplaceable.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my bad days. I have nights where I cry myself to sleep, as I don’t want the kids to see my tears during the day, but I have this deep sense of peace and excitement…. for what I have no idea! But I do know that my only security, hope and future is now in Gods hands.

God is my provider, not my husbands old employer. I had based way too much security in them and not enough in my God who is bigger than it all! My identity, future, hope, purpose and dreams are all in God… so why was I placing it in an earthly corporation’s hands?

The verse God keeps reminding me of during this time of upheaval, chaos, unknowns and change, is Proverbs 16:9 “Man makes his plans but God directs his path”.  

My hubby and I had our lives all planned out…. to the point of retirement! But God had a different plan and His plans reign supreme! His ways are better than any plans we could ever have imagined. So I’m handing over the change in direction to Him! He has it all worked out in our favour.

So if you find yourself in a similar situation of unknown right now, I want to offer you hope and encouragement! God has already gone before you making your new path.

If you don’t know where you are going or what you going to do, God does! I pray you rest In the assurance and hope that His ways are greater than your ways. You have to keeping walking in faith and putting one foot in front of the other!

God has already worked it all out for you! The best is yet to come! Your journey is only just starting! Can I get a AMEN!?!

20 Comment(s)

  • by Stacey Pardoe Posted June 29, 2020 12:00 pm

    Thank you for this reminder, Jenna. And praise God for your faithfulness to point back to him during this season of uncertainty in your own life. He is already using this for his glory!

  • by Teresa Posted June 29, 2020 2:08 pm

    I’m a planner by nature. I like all of my ducks in a row. And, sometimes I wonder why God keeps scattering my ducks, lol. But, as I’ve seen in my life – through a career and a child who is now grown – my plans are not necessarily in line with God’s ways. His ways are so much better. I’ve learned to stay out of His way – most of the time, haha! That planner in me still tries to assert herself sometimes!

  • by Jessie Posted June 29, 2020 3:17 pm

    So true- God’s plans are always better! This year, I decided the year was all about “God’s Will” and NOTHING has come out the way I have expected- but all is better. It’s been the roughest year yet but I can already see God working out his miracles! Will be praying for your family ❤️

  • by Donna Miller Posted June 29, 2020 7:28 pm

    Jenna wow you and your hubby have braved some scary stuff with his job this year and God is showing you He is there for you and will lead the way. Bless you dear sister. The deep peace you are feeling has to be Jesus. He is so good to us, isn’t He? ❤

  • by Luisa Rodriguez Posted June 29, 2020 8:13 pm

    Life has a way of throwing curb balls, doesn’t it? Thankfully, we serve a great God who has it all figured out. My husband lost his job two years ago and it was a scary time for us. Like you we had to lean on Him and I spent many days crying my eyes out. Two years later, we ended up moving to follow a job opportunity. Somehow God worked it all out, but I have to admit that in that while we were in the thick of it, it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Prayers for you and your family — that God will reveal His plans soon.

  • by Summer Posted June 30, 2020 12:07 am

    Wow…”God has already gone before you”. What a huge comfort! My prayer for you is that God would continue to provide for your family of six. He will never abandon you!

  • by Kristin Posted June 30, 2020 1:16 am

    Thanks for sharing this encouragement, Jenna! Praise God for his faithfulness in our lives and the truths of his Word to draw us near to him.

  • by Tabatha Hull Posted June 30, 2020 1:27 am

    Thank you for your transparency, Jenna. I am so sorry for the current circumstances your family is in, but so grateful to hear of your unfailing faith and trust that He will use it all for good. Thank you for the reminder that we need to consistently be placing our faith in God first and foremost. He is a good good Father and we can rest in the comfort of knowing that His love for us is greater than we can even fathom and He will provide.

  • by Timothy Berman Posted June 30, 2020 10:47 pm

    Years ago, I prayed for God’s direction in my life. I prayed for God to encourage me to seek and depend on him. The next day, or within a few days, I’d lose my job and my housing. I always found myself scrambling to be “rescued” in order to get stable and focus on God. A lot of time and energy spent on saving myself. I now realized that those times, God called me out of my situations to fully rely on him and his will. My unfortunate downfall was pride and my stubbornness. It was only through those moments of clarity that I turned to God and said, okay – what do I need to do, and then I focused on him. Some lessons are hard to learn when it comes to following and depending on God’s will and plans for us.

  • by Wendy @ One Exceptional Life Posted July 1, 2020 12:11 am

    Very true, Jenna. God’s way is the best way. We can’t always see His path, but rest assured, when we put our faith and trust in the Lord, He will see us through. He promises us that all will be done for our good and His glory. I’m thankful for that.

  • by M.J. Posted July 1, 2020 6:14 am

    I love this reminder! God really does care and provide for us and direct our path!

  • by Maryann Posted July 1, 2020 11:26 am

    Perfect truth! God is there, always watching over His loved ones even when we’re trying to rely on ourselves.

  • by Melodie A Haas Posted July 3, 2020 9:02 pm

    Proverbs 16:9 is a great verse that reminds us God is completely in control. Thank you for sharing your journey – the up and downs!

  • by Barbara Laman Posted July 4, 2020 11:45 am

    God bless you and your family. I hear hope in your words today. I’ve learned too through financial trials just how faithful God is in those heated times. Happy 4th of July!

  • by Mary Rooney Armand Posted July 4, 2020 6:13 pm

    Beautiful reminder of the faithfulness of God! It often seems we can control everything in our lives but is usually not the case. Thanks for sharing your story and how you placed your trust in God!

  • by Elizabeth Posted July 5, 2020 2:08 am

    Amen! God is going to see you and your family through this. Experience we have is to draw us closer to God.

  • by Ashley McCrary Posted July 5, 2020 2:47 am

    Thank you for sharing your struggles and hopes! I love it when God is able to give us peace and joy in the middle of the storm. I know he has good plans for you, your husband, and your 4 children and I hope that you all will continue to grow in hour faith in Him during this time! Thank you for your words of hope and encouragement!

  • by Tiffany Graham Posted July 5, 2020 4:10 pm


  • by Tiffany Graham Posted July 5, 2020 4:12 pm

    God is so amazing and knows the plans he has for our lives. Even when we think the worst has hit and there’s no hoe left he shows up in the nick of time. Which for him, is right ON TIME. Praying for continued peace for you and your family!

  • by Betty Rojugbokan Posted July 5, 2020 5:58 pm

    I salute your courage, but that’s expected of us as Christians. Praying for your family that God will come through for you soonest.

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