Today and New Beginnings


“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
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Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Yesterday I had a job. Today I am unemployed. Restructure in the company I used to work for, resulted in the loss of jobs for many including myself.

It happened so quickly, I wasn’t prepared for the outcome.  An unexpected storm took me by surprise and it was blowing in my direction.

The termination day was fast was approaching. Tears flooded my pillow at night.   In the midst of it all I was trying to comfort myself by prayerfully hoping the payout will be good. But, disappointment hit me like a slap in the face when I was given the final figure.  

Indirectly I started questioning God, then guilt took over- Who am I to question God?.

Not only have I lost my job, but because of it we now have to move location.

Fear and anxiety decided to be my best friends.   

BUT GOD brought Psalm 23 into my distress.  “The Lord is my Shepherd”    as I read each word of this Psalm, a powerful change began to take place in me.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
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Psalms‬ ‭23:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

My fear was going and my anxiety was turning into confidence, not in myself but in the Lord, my Shepherd.

How wonderful and faithful is our Abba Father!

As I continued to read God’s Word, the way I was looking at my situation began to change. I am full of joy knowing that the God creation is in control.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”


Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭

Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.”
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Psalms‬ ‭118:29‬

God in His Sovereignty knew this day was coming. It did not take Him by surprise.

As I put my trust in Him to guide me through this valley, I can echo King David’s words, ““Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬



28 thoughts on “Today and New Beginnings

  1. I’ve been there several times before and have the same thoughts you have. During those times, I learned a great deal about God’s provision. It is at times like this when the Lord says, “Now sit back and watch Me work. I’ve got you.” Deepest blessings upon you, Sonrisa!

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  2. New beginnings in the Lord, of the Lord, are golden, wrapped in silver, covered within a cloud. The cloud is but vapor. God’s blessings to emerge. Bless you, Sonrisa! The Lord is with you, mighty warrior! 🙂

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  3. It’s okay to question GOD. HE’S Our Abba Father. Praying All Is Well for You and Your Family. May the GOD of Wonders Open Many More Doors For You and Continue to Supply All of Your Needs, In YAHUSHA-JESUS Merciful Names I Pray. Amen. ♥ XO Stay Strong In The LORD. ♥

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    1. Thank you so so much for your prayers. I am in the best place, totally dependant on our God and Father. I can’t even “help” God with my future, He closed all the doors. His will be done.

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  4. Sonrisa, many of us have walked where you go now. Years ago, my teaching position was cut. I was devastated and feeling much like you in my initial thoughts. The Lord taught me patience and increased my faith, and He directed me to a new community and teaching position.

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    1. You are so right. I am learning patience while waiting…. I don’t do well at “waiting”😊. But the Lord has put me in a place where I cannot even try help Him .
      Best place to be…although my flesh doesn’t think so😊

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I am very sorry that you are going through so much. It doesn’t seem fair, but things that have recently happened to you, unfortunately happen with no rhyme of reason. I am very proud of all that you do for the cause of Christ. I trust that you will trust in Christ as you are responding to your tragedy (yes tragedy). My prayers will stay with you.

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  6. God knew this day was coming….

    Boy have I been there, but boy has the Lord been faithful! Back in 2008 I was terminated from a job and it was a huge blow. I remember being so distraught that I said to the Lord, I need to hear a word from You outside of me. Low and behold, that night a revival was going on, so I went. The preacher preached a sermon that still resonates in my spirit today and the title was, “When an eagle stirs its nest!” It was as if the preacher was not only preaching directly to me, he was looking right into the eyes of my soul. He talked about how sometimes the Lord will allow divine disturbances to come into our lives in order to get us out of the comfort of the nest, a place that we’d not want to voluntarily leave. God uses divine disturbances to get us to our divine destiny. The adult eagle doesn’t wait for the young eagle to just leave the nest, it ushers it out of the nest. This message was meant for me and it was describing to a “t” what the Lord was beginning to do in my life.

    He was setting me upon a journey where I’d learn to trust Him with my whole heart and live as He leads. Mind you, days before, maybe a couple weeks even, He’d told me that as I told Elijah I’d provide for him and did, so I’ll do for you, but I wasn’t looking for termination, JUST transition. But this was 2008, and I had no reference of what this looked like except through Elijah’s story…Fast forward 11 years, I’ve seen the raven, I’ve eaten the manna, and I’ve seen His sovereign will to provide my need. He even took me back to a word He gave Moses and told me to stand still and see His salvation, and He’s proven Himself over and over again. It hasn’t been easy, but God has been faithful and He’s supplied all my need according to His riches in glory. Everything in my life has changed and it’s been amazing watching God orchestrate things!

    Blessings,
    Anthony

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    1. Thank you Anthony for sharing God’s faithfulness. I see truth in what you have written. It’s encouraging to know. I really appreciate you taking the time to give God the glory for the things He has done. He is faithful. Our Lord moves us on from our comfort zone. Is not easy to let go. For the first time in my life I am in a situation where I am totally dependent on Him. Life changing decisions are being made right now. It’s like being asked to jump of a cliff. God is Sovereign and in that truth I rest.
      Richest of blessings to you.

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      1. Truly! I’m so grateful to the Lord for my journey. Although difficult as it may have been, what the Lord has taught me has been worth every bit of it!

        “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go….Joshua 1:9

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