Now I was not entirely surprised by this, as this is the “bad thing” I’ve been referencing to in my past few posts. We knew it would happen, they gave him fair warning that it was a very likely possibility. We just didn’t know it was going to happen now.
When I hung up the phone, my heart broke into a million little pieces. I wasn’t grieving out of fear of lost income or health insurance. I was grieving for my sweet husband. He doesn’t deserve this. He has worked so hard for so long. He has endured for 8 years in an industry that has been slowly marching to its death. He has persevered through one lay-off already and rose above it to find this job. He has been a model of staying the course when things get tough. And then this happens. It just didn’t seem fair.
For a moment, the deep waters we’ve been in felt infinitely deeper. I literally cried out to the Lord, “Where is our rescue God?!”
And then David walked in the room with a smile on his face. I could literally see the relief in his eyes. Gone were the days of worrying about your newspaper shutting down. Gone were the worries about long hours and little pay. Gone was the stress about meeting tight deadlines and dealing with difficult sources. All that stress had been washed away. And then it hit me. Maybe this was our rescue.
Thankfully, David had an job interview on Tuesday that went incredibly well (the “good thing!”). It’s for a position that he’s well qualified for and it would be a perfect fit. We should hear by Tuesday if he got it. Maybe that’s our spacious place, our time of blessing, that we’re being brought into. And maybe not. Maybe we’ll have to endure months of unemployment before something works out. But I know that either way, God’s plan is perfect and we are hopeful that something good will come out of all this.
If you’re the praying type, would you please pray that David might get this job he interviewed for? We would be over the moon thankful if you sent a little prayer up on our behalf!
We decided not to go out of town for the full 5 days we were planning on. It’s probably not prudent to climb 14,000 foot mountains without health insurance haha! 😉 So we’re hanging around here for the 4th and then we’ll probably go backpacking for a night or two this weekend, either way we have to get outta here and clear our minds a bit. Hope y’all have a great 4th of July! 🙂