Thursday, February 19, 2009

In God's Hands

I am scared to death. I just got word yesterday that our 3rd largest plant would be shutting down next week; so, that means that I am unemployed next week. Fred went to the unemployment agency this morning to file and I will be going on Monday. From the lack of orders, it looks like March will be similar to February or worse. Our parent company keeps asking my dad for plans to "save the company", but no plan is ever followed through or set in stone because things keep changing so rapidly. I believe that it's worse not knowing anything.

I have to give it up to God. I can't change anything. I can only continue to pray and ask for God's guidance and know that He is in control of everything.

My great-grandmother used to say that worrying was a sin. And I do not want to sin, but it's hard. God knows my heart and my desires. He will

I would appreciate it if everyone would continue to pray for us. I will continue to pray for those who are in a similar situation. I hope than none of you ever find yourselves in this type of situation.


sbanks said...

I am praying for you and Fred - I know it has to be a stressful time!! Here is one of my favorite verses - I have to read it daily!!

Philippians 4:6-7
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Caroline said...

Thank you, Stephanie. You knew just what to say.

Leslie and Sam said...

I'm thinking about you and your family. This must be such a difficult time for you guys personally as well as for those who've worked with y'all and helped build the company.
It can be a tough thing to trust sometimes, but God definitely has a plan for you.
I'll be thinking about you!

erin said...

I am SUCH a worrier, so I completely understand. Here's a verse I have been clinging to lately, as I think about my job ending this summer and not knowing what to do:
"So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10