Thursday, February 13, 2014

One door closes, two more open!!!

Our God is an awesome God!  There is nothing else to say to that.

You know over the last few months we have been shown over and over just how gracious and amazing He is.  We struggle and we cry and we want to hide our heads and never come out, but one thing we know for sure, and that is that God is always there.

The hardest part of all this is knowing and trusting in the fact that even if we don't see Him at work, that He is indeed working on our behalf.

So we go for a job interview, and we think it went great and we have this feeling that we are going to get it, only to be told that they decided to go with someone else.  It's a strike to a person's ego, for sure.  You feel unwanted, you feel neglected, you feel that you aren't good enough and the human reaction is to lash out and withdraw into ourselves.

But you see, I have learned over the years that, that same reaction is exactly why things don't happen.  The minute we snap out of it, and decide "right, this is in God's hands and the job we want is out there and will come when HE sees fit", that is when the doors start opening.

Oh and do they ever open, and just to really reiterate the fact that we NEED to trust and have faith, not only does one little door open but more than one and more than what we ever expected.

I've been very vocal about my husband's struggles since retiring from the military.  It hasn't been easy, but I'm not going to repeat that again, I've stated that here on the blog ad nauseum.

But here's the thing...he was starting to feel overwhelmed and helpless, and the more he felt that way, the more he withdrew into himself.  I was worried that he was heading into a depression, until last week when I finally took him out of the house and had a very serious talk with him.  I needed him to focus on the good, and stop focusing on the negative.

He didn't exactly take my words very easily, it's not easy for a man to do so.  But he listened and realized that what he needed to do was stop fighting, stop pushing, stop panicking and START trusting that God was working on is behalf.

 And did he ever. 

Last night, he was offered two jobs, a full time management position and a part time position at our local base.  Are you kidding me???

THIS is what I was trying to tell him all along.  The minute you give up and give in to God, that is when you'll see things happening.

So now, my husband, after these few months, has two jobs lined up.  I couldn't be more proud, because he'll be working two jobs as well as going to school full time.

It's not going to be easy, it will be long hours, it will be sacrifices, but it will be worth it in the end.  And to see my husband happy and relaxed and with a smile on his gorgeous face, is all that matters to me.

To you my dear friends,  I give my heartfelt thanks for all the support, all the words of encouragement and the relentless praying.  We may not know each other in real life, but I have made lifelong friends through my blog and I'm proud to call you all my friends :)

Moral of the story?  Let go and let God.  I know, easier said than done, but when He's shown you over and over that He always comes through, it's quite ridiculous to keep fighting isn't it?


  1. Wonderful news! I was just talking to someone this week about the way God takes care of us, and proves himself over and over - and yet I worry!
    So glad He has proven himself again to you!

  2. So glad to read your good news! I am sure it is a relief to you both. You sure are right about God - we take a few steps towards Him and He pulls us the rest of the way.

  3. You know I'm so super happy for you all!! Rejoicing with you! This will take so much pressure off your hubby and prove that God's timing is just perfect. I hope he enjoys both jobs.

  4. What wonderful news......I could not be happier for you all....yes patience is a virture as well positive thinking and just believing... Congrats!!!
    Blessings have a great valentines day as well as weekend.

  5. Yay! I am happy to hear that you are seeing God's plan (Jer 29:11) in action.

  6. WooHoo!! Congrats to you both.

  7. This is fantastic news dear Sandra, I am happy for both of you and thankful to our God for working all things out.

    Have a lovely Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

  8. So HAPPY for all of you! My husband is retiring from the AF late summer/early fall. Thank you for sharing your heart and your journey.
    prayers and hugs

  9. I am so happy to hear this! Congratulations ;)

  10. So glad to hear!! We went thru it a little similarly as when we let go of coming back to Texas....we got to come back to Texas. Don't know why we had to let it go in order to return....
    Hang on. The ride is still rough for awhile. Can't wait to hear about the new place you end up in when you have to move.
    Good luck guys!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this story of God's grace and blessing on your family! You helped me so much because my hubby is facing a job change in the next few months also, so this was truly an inspiration to me. I'm going to share your blog post with my husband. I just love this - congrats and praise to God for His tender mercies and blessings! Have a happy weekend!

  12. Congrats on this wonderful news!

  13. I needed to hear your blog today.
    I have been praying for some time for changes to be made in some of my families lives. I pray to God for changes and then I try to do them myself. I have a let God do it, in his time. Not easy, but so necessary. Thanks for the reminder.

  14. Congratulations on your wonderful news!

  15. Oh Sandra, I am so very happy and delighted for you all. God is good, we all must learn to place ourselves in his hands. Again, I am heartened to read your good news.

  16. I'm so happy for you all Sandra, and I was so moved by this post. It's lovely to read such open honesty about your faith. xxx

  17. Nice to hear that there's a light at the end of this tunnel for you guys! Letting go and letting God is a lesson we all learn our whole lives I think.

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