CAN I GET A *HUGE* AMEN!!?? Got the Unemployment!!!!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by ChooksChick, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    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!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Amen sister.... God's grace ( and timing) are amazing...
  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    What a huge relief for you and your family. Some times 'let go and let God' is the only way to handle things, eh? Not always easy to do, though. Congratulations.
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG] I am so happy for you!! [​IMG]

    I agree with must feel so relieved!!
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    AMEN [​IMG]
  6. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    [​IMG] , I am so happy for you, isn't God great! [​IMG]
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    YAY, God!!!!!

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  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    The battle is finding rest, not making it happen. Doesnt it make you sit back and wonder "why did i struggle so long?"

    Every time I get healed of something, or have my needs supernaturally met I always look back and think "why did i fight for it when all I had to do was rest?"

    Go have some icecream! lol. Or chocolate. mmmm. Humans werent designed for stress or grief, thats why it kills us.

    Way to gain the victory through Him! woot!
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:That's absolutely beautiful and true. Thank you!

    I am going for chocolate!!
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
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    Make sure you got extra whipped cream with that!

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