I have been battling my former employer for unemployment since mid-January. I wrote grants for a Christian medical clinic and counseling organization, and was VERY successful at it. I was the administrator much of the time because the Director wasn't around much, and things went well for the most part. When the economy tanked, private donations went down, while grants held firm. Rather than cutting his or his wife's salary, he let me go, then fought my unemployment payments. I have been praying about this battle (while paying an attorney) with fear in my heart and doubt and resentment and bitterness...and yesterday, in response to ANOTHER motion to delay the hearing before the judge from his attorney, I finally lay down my fight and gave it up to God for real. I was driving around doing my errands, chatting with Him in earnest, looking a bit odd, I'm sure. I finally told God I was done trying to win it, that I was done trying to be in control, and that it was His will. I was up, unable to sleep, poking around here and talking to God until nearly 3! This morning the phone rang at 8:00- it was my attorney. My former boss is dropping his appeal to my determination and I have my unemployment. Praise GOD!!!! Thank You, Lord, and I lift You and Your will and give you honor!!! Thank You, Lord, that we will be able to keep our house while I find another job!! Thank You, Lord that I will be able to feed my family and pay our bills! I turn over all illusionary control to you, Lord, because I never had it anyway! You have once again shown me that You will always make sure I'm covered and Your love is all I need. Thank You, Father, for this blessing and this time to find work- I am truly grateful!! AMEN!!!!!!!!