A round of layoffs found me on the “axe” list. I was laid off the end of November, after almost nine years.
Honestly? I’m feeling All. the. Feelings.
Humbled. Because there’s a bit of pride at work here. When hundreds of others were deemed worth keeping, but I wasn’t.
Displaced. I’ve had a job since I was 14. It’s tough to transition to being unemployed after being part of the workforce for so many years.
Unsure. I’m a planner and a doer. Not knowing what’s next makes my palms sweat. Not ‘doing’ almost makes me break out in hives. Combine these two and I’m almost in full blown panic mode.
But I’m finding a quiet beauty here with margin in my schedule.
I have time.
To sit before God
To do a weekly Bible study with one of my girls
To volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center
To be still
As I process the myriad of feelings and thoughts that threaten to overwhelm me, I feel God nudging me, asking me,
“Daughter, do you trust Me?”
My heart cries out, “Yes, Lord, I trust You!”
“Be still. Know that I am God. Trust the plans I have for you.”
Y’all, I don’t know what God has planned for our lives. but when we don’t have all the answers, we can trust He does.
His love for us is unfailing and we can have faith He will guide us and grow us during our times of uncertainty.
Are you going through an uncertain time? Is life overwhelming you?
I’d be honored to pray for you, just comment below. If you’re not comfortable sharing details of your prayer request, just reply “unspoken.”
God knows every detail and we can let His peace calm our anxious souls.
Lord, thank You that Your plans are good and perfect. We want Your best for our lives and we want to take the time to seek You in all things. Help us be still before You and trust Your purpose. We love you, Jesus. Amen.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11