Thursday, September 24, 2009

Furlough Fridays No. 7

These furloughs are blazing by so fast.

As I sit here, working on this particular post, I'm amazed that it's already been 7 weeks since these furloughs started.

I am thankful to say that God really has been overshadowing everything from our finances to other situations during this whole time.

And while there have been some stressful times, those seem to be over and I can honestly say that things are going pretty good.

Could they be better? I guess that depends on what angle you're coming from.

Everyone has some sort of dependence on one thing or another.

Most of us have many things we depend on.

And our individual financial situations seem to be the areas that cause us the most grief.

Why is that?

I think it's because we like to be comfortable.

Or perhaps it's because we like to be comforted.

And for many people, money seems to be the one place they find that relaxation or relief.

Thankfully I have a greater source of comfort than money.

I'll be honest: money helps things go easier.

But even when I'm out of money, I still have peace.

Now let me set something straight: I'm not some sort of crazy person who doesn't stress out about anything. I get worried about this or that just as much as the next person.

What I do with those worries, however, may not be as common.

Peter writes in his first epistle, "Give all your worries to God, for He cares about you."

Now that's a lot easier said than done.

When I have my worries, I have a sense of control.

Well ... I think I can at least control how I handle the situation.

But even then I'm unsure.

When I try to figure stuff out on my own, even if I think I have the right answer, there's still that small piece of doubt in the back of my mind.

I question myself.

So to give up that control, and to hand off that worry (or group of worries) to Him, and to trust He will handle my problem(s) ... that's always a tough thing to do.

And I'm not sure if my brain will ever learn to remember all the times He's brought me through.

But my heart reminds me. And His Holy Spirit reminds me.

And so I let go.

And He takes care of me.

And for that I am thankful.

This last Friday was uneventful.

I'd really tell you about it, but there's not much to say.

I'm enjoying the time off with my family.

My wife is awesome, and my girls are amazing.

What else can I say? :-)

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