I want to share with you a story that has been unfolding in our lives. Four of the past seven months God has provided refuge under his wings during two times of unemployment for Eddy. A job loss for Eddy in Grenada set this all in motion. Without any doubt, after two jobless months and much prayer, we strongly felt led by God to move to Huntsville, Alabama for a job opportunity . However, almost three months after the move, Eddy discovered the job was not as presented and its demands robbed him of all joy and peace.
God gave him the strength and faith to resign, knowing this decision was best for him and our family. This was a huge step of faith with no job in sight in a town where we knew almost no one. Still we were confident God hand was in all of this. He had not brought us this far to desert us. Knowing He is faithful, we huddled under His wings for shelter, praying for His guidance.
“He will cover you with His feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be a protective shield.” (Psalm 91:4)
After two months of prayers and interviews, Eddy began his new job this week! I wish I could tell you our faith was rock solid every day of the two months Eddy was without employment in Huntsville. Daily I could feel God’s grace. The verse we were both given was Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” During my daily time with God, the word “rest” presented itself over and over. We did our best to do that. Rest was greatly needed after the physical move. We were beyond exhausted. God was aware that.
Naturally there were days of doubt. Were we sure God had told us to move? We wondered what in the world we were doing in Huntsville, Alabama! Should we run back to Mississippi and the comfort of familiarity? During those days, God pulled us closer under His wings and reminded us He had a plan, a good plan! (Jer. 29:11) He reminded us of the doors He had opened for us to be right where we were. Peace would return.
This week, Eddy and I are peeking through the feathers of the Almighty’s wings, singing praises for a new job with confidence we are in God’s will! His provision and faithfulness during these months are now a part of our testimony…a testimony I wanted to share with you. What He has done for us He will do for you! Let Him be your help…the source of a new song in your heart. We serve a mighty God! To God Be the Glory!
(God is so good! He knows my love for bluebirds. Look what he brought to my window during all of this… another one of those God-winks!)