Last Monday, we received a call that presented a possible new job opportunity for Hubby. Within 15 minutes, he had changed out of muddy, wet clothes into a suit and tie, printed his resume and headed out the door. His 90-minute interview offered a glimpse of hope at a full-time job with a decent wage and benefits.
I rallied my prayer warriors and asked for God’s favor.
He received a follow-up email on Thursday, stating they chose a different candidate. We were bummed. This hadn’t been the first interview Hubby had that resulted in a different choice made. I hugged him and told him I was sorry he didn’t get it. He remained quiet for the rest of the evening.
I started bath water (my comfort zone) to soak away my worries. As I poured a capful of bubbles under the rushing hot water, I asked God for hope. I think I whined a little–why God? When is Hubby going to get his turn? Please give us some hope.
Immediately (I’m talking “whoa, what was that?” immediately) the lyrics of My Life is in You, Lord flooded my thoughts.
Peace like the bubbles foaming in the tub welled in my spirit.
Instead of whining about lost opportunities, I chose to give thanks about our present circumstances.
Hubby has a job, even if it’s not what he wants right now. I have a job. He has fly tying orders. I have book contracts. Our boys are happy and healthy. We’re each living our dreams–at least on a part-time basis. Hubby’s is to be a full-time professional fisherman and fly tyer. Mine is to be a full-time author. Even with our cut in income, our bills are paid, including paying off all of our credit card debt.
God continues to be faithful even if He doesn’t answer our prayers the way we think He should. He hears our cries. He comforts us. As our heavenly Father, He knows what is best. We’re the icebergs, and He’s the foundation holding us above the water.
Your Turn: Share a time in your life when you felt your cries fell on deaf ears. Think back to how God responded to you. What hope would you share with someone else going through a similar situation?