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!?!