As of this month, my husband has been out of a full-time job for nine months. And we are still ok!
Before this time, I’d always said words about trusting God completely and believing that He takes care of us, but I had never really lived it.
Now I am consistently amazed at God’s constant provision and care. There have been times where my trust has been stretched beyond what I thought it could handle. But God has proven himself trustworthy.
And it’s not just been financial provision either. Normally, I am someone who needs to know what “The Plan” is, way in advance. I stress over not knowing what’s coming next and when. During these nine months, when there has been absolutely NO plan in sight (at least not in our sight) God has been gently teaching me to trust in the fact that He knows what the plan is. He is the one who will accomplish the plan and in His perfect timing.
I’ve fought this part of our life at the moment more than anything else. Not knowing what’s ahead, what to expect, and even what the next step will be, has been really hard for me. But I am slowly learning how to trust in the dark. To trust that God is working even when I don’t see anything happening.
One of the blessings of this difficult time is that my husband and I have had many opportunities to sit down and talk with others (friends, family, and even just acquaintances) about God’s amazing provision. We’ve been able to encourage people who are struggling to trust. THAT has been exciting!
Am I always excited about living in this type of “on-the-edge-have-to-trust-or-go-crazy” kind of life? Um…no, not yet. But I am learning to see the blessings within it.
I am joining A Steady Rain today for this Hidden Blessings post!