Monday, April 21, 2014

The importance of God's Word...

I have been MIA from this blog for quite a while. I am sure many of you wondered if I was ever coming back....I wondered it myself.

Life has been hard lately.

But God has been good.

My husband was let go from his job.
Our church was facing financial difficulty and was at a point where it couldn't support 2 full time pastors.  The elders decided they wanted to move forward with the younger pastor.

Losing a job in the ministry is different from losing a job in the working world.  In the working world when things are difficult or you lose your job, you have your church family to come along side you and under gird you, encourage you, pray with you. 

But in the ministry, that support is connected with your job. 

You can't always share the difficulties you are encountering and when you lose your job, you also lose that community of support and it can be hard.  

Yet, God is always there.
  And if we turn to Him in those times, He will provide that support we need and more.

So in this tough season, I have been spending more time drawing close to Him.  Finding my strength in Him.  And in doing so, also finding JOY in Him too.

We have been struggling in our ministry for a while, but as I have turned to God and have been digging into His Word over that last several years, He has provided the care, comfort and courage I needed to walk the path He has laid out for me.

Over the next few posts, I want to share with you how God has encouraged me, molded me,  challenged me and sometimes chastised me through His Word.  You'll see how He has been faithful to who He is in my life and how He even prepared me to deal with losing our job...

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13014


rita said...

Amen to God's unfailing love and faithfulness.
Looking forward to more posts.
Love and hugs.

Rebecca Jo said...

I am so sorry to hear about this... but I know you know God is just preparing you & your husband to serve where He needs you.

Cant wait to see your posts coming about what God has already showed you!

Mari said...

I am so sorry. Losing a job is always hard, but I can see how much harder it is in this situation.
Praying for you both!

StephieAnne said...

Love you dear friend and am already looking forward to you turning your tragedy into triumph as you share the testimony of God's provision in this rough time.

Karin said...

I am sooooo sorry, Sara. I will be praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Sara! It's awful to go through that period of uncertainty, especially one where you have to find income. Praying for you and your family during this ordeal.

The Bug said...

So so sorry to hear this! But I admit that my crazy imagination had come up with a lot of different scenarios for what's been going on with you guys & this one is NOT the worst. I know your strong faith will see you guys through this crisis...

Cathy said...

It truly is not an easy road. It happened to us once too. But God saw us through and blessed us greatly. Knowing and believing and praying God will do the same for you guys too.

Lori Davidson said...

I am waaaay behind with your posts!!! I had NO idea about any of this! I am so sorry, Sara!! :(
We need to get together! My hubby quit his job a month ago with no backup plan. Eek! No clue what could possibly be next for us, either.