Two weeks ago, my husband and I both lost our jobs. It was devastating news. It was shocking to be living comfortably with both of us working and then 6 days later to be a household that is jobless. It was/is unfathomable.
We have gone through unemployment before. My husband lost his job in December 2012. At that time, the news was also devastating. I was at home with our two small children and had no income. We were so blessed when Aaron got a new job just a month later.
Aaron losing his job while I was at home taught me that we needed to be more prepared for financial emergencies. So when a job presented itself, I took it. I went back to work after being home for three school years with my babies.
We very quickly got accustomed to having two
salaries in our household. We settled into our routine and became very complacent. It never crossed our minds that one of us, let alone both of us would lose our jobs.
I have to admit that I am not dealing with all of this as I well as I should. It is really scary and I find myself feeling bitter and angry. I need to constantly remind myself that everything is going to work out.
I wrote this blog post so that I could tell my story. I also wanted to compile all of my favorite verses and quotes so that I could refer back to it when I was feeling defeated.
So many of my friends have been encouraging me by sharing their favorite verses. I am so grateful for their faithfulness. I am definitely not holding up as well as I should and their help means so much to me.
I know that we will get through this and that God will take care of all our needs. My prayer is that He will use this situation to further His will.