Back in God’s Waiting Room

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:19

A few months ago I blogged about how SuperDad’s job situation was sort of in “limbo.” Well, on Monday evening we were given a hard confirmation on where it is going. Basically, nowhere. His boss sent him an email Monday afternoon telling him they needed to have a talk. This was after SuperDad had already opened mail from their shredder service laying out the next steps in terminating the service since the agency was closing. It would have been nice for SuperDad to have a heads up.

Perhaps I am just too protective over the absolute love of my life… but I cannot say I am happy about the way things have gone down. The meeting he had with his boss was anything but encouraging and when SuperDad asked about a severance package he was asked, “What do you want from me?” Really? SuperDad was his first {and last} employee. He has worked his booty off for this agency over the past 3 and a half years, and has been running it from top to bottom for the past year and a half. He still has 2 weeks of vacation left this year that he always holds for the holidays {since he is not given holiday pay}. Plus, he has 3 and a half years of GREAT service put in there. Just really?

waitingWell, when SuperDad called to tell me what he was expecting to happen on Monday afternoon I told him not to worry. He had already found a part-time job for the holidays, as he typically does, so we at least had a little income to look forward to if all else failed. Since the part-time lady who was working in the office had been let go just a few weeks ago, we were having to revert back to everything we had told her. The one thing I know, we serve a mighty God that will supply all of our needs. The last time SuperDad was let go {5 years ago this past September} it took him 6 months to find a job. We never missed one house payment, went without food, or had a utility shut off. Our church family and anonymous donors took care of everything. Envelopes with money randomly appeared on our doorsteps. On Christmas morning, a U-Haul truck carrying not only “Santa” and his elves, but more toys and gifts than my kids could handle. Plus, an entire Christmas meal was delivered with the gifts. Santa even threw in toiletries and other necessary household goods. SuperDad was so overwhelmed with emotions that he had to take a step out of the room.

So, as we sit in God’s waiting room once more we know that God has a plan. He knows what He is doing and we will continue to trust that. I have been praying for SuperDad to be home with me for a while now… but I did not mean for him to be “jobless” and at home. I keep telling him I would hire him to work for me… I could totally use the help… but I cannot afford to pay him. There goes that idea! Nonetheless, I know that things are already in the works. 🙂

I was led to this great post about waiting by a dear friend {and the timing could not have been more perfect}:

 To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of remembering: remembering who I am and who God is. To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of worship: worshiping God for his presence, wisdom, power, love, and grace. To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of serving: looking for ways to lovingly assist and encourage others who are also being called to wait. To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of praying: confessing the struggles of my heart and seeking the grace of the God who has called me to wait. We must rethink waiting and remind ourselves that waiting is itself a call to action. ~Paul Tripp

How amazing is that? Plus, he sums it all up with “Waiting is not just about what I get at the end of the wait, but about who I become as I wait.” I pray that we grow as individuals, a couple, and a family as we wait. We have been here before and God always shows up. Always.

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