You wake up in the morning. You get ready. You go to work. You did this every day for your whole life. But today is different. Today you get pulled into the corporate world's office. They sit you in front of a desk & tell you I am sorry but your 30 years here means nothing & we have to let you go.
And then your world stops. You think how am I going to tell my wife? My family? My friends? How am I going to face the world? How am I going to survive? How am I going to provide?
Hebrews 13:5 NIV -- Keep your life free from the love of money & be
content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave
you, never will I forsake you.'
What happens next?
Everything you ever worked for disappears in a blink of an eye.
This happened to my dad on Friday.
I got a text from him.. My world instantly stopped. I was driving. I almost thought it was a joke. I immediately called him. He didn't answer. I was fighting back tears saying no, no, not my dad. How is this possible? Then he calls me back immediately.
His first words, it'll be all right. This is all part of God's plan.
I listened to this humble man on the other side of phone with nothing but positive words flowing out of his mouth. Me, still fighting back tears.
We are talking about my dad. My hero. The one who has always provided for our family as I was growing up. The one who had it all together. The one who I looked up to. The one who is now jobless.
My heart hurt so bad for him. He was 1 of 6 they let go for economical reasons. I understand that. Companies sometimes sink. And some companies don't exactly have the best morals, but it makes sense for them to get rid of the ones that make the most & forget about the last 30 years he worked for them.
This whole weekend I was a mess. A emotional mess. I just want to be there for him & my mom during this trialing period of their lives. If I could give them the world like they gave me, I would.
After I got off the phone I was praying. All day. I fell asleep praying about it. I woke up praying about it.
God has a plan. My dad is aware of it. I am aware of it. I just hate to see any hurt or struggles. But I do know that if this brings my dad to depend on the Lord more & really get to know Him, that will be the greatest blessing of all. I am hopeful. I am hopeful because I know God has a great plan for him, I just can't wait to see it.
John 14:1 NASB -- Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
And this waiting period... That's the hardest. We all now that.
So for my dad, who spent the last 30 years doing the exact same thing is gone. His world got rocked. So now God, what's next?
Isaiah 43:13 NASB -- For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'
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