When I was laid off, I did have moments of fear. I cried briefly once I pulled safely into my garage. But, overall, I remained confident that God was still in control. He had a plan to provide for our family. He knew our financial needs and had already set into motion those things that would bring provision to us and glory to Him.
Now, one year later, I still look back in awe at what the Lord has done. We faithfully pursued the opportunities in front of us and ended up with exactly what we had prayed for all along: a work from home position that paid even a bit more than my previous position. In less than two weeks! It was in that moment that I truly began to believe that our IUI would be successful. After all, our prayer had been for both of us to work from home if we had another child.
My new employer has been a huge part of God answering prayer for our family. We have been amazingly blessed! And, I believe, that is in part because - from the very first moment of crisis - we trusted God. Allowing ourselves to experience whatever emotions we felt (fear, disappointment, vulnerability) while still remaining focused on God's promises of provision and His ultimate control.
I'm praying that we all continually surrender our circumstances to the Lord and thank Him for His answered blessings, which are already on the way.
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
[God says:] I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.