We got some very good news over the weekend.
In addition to the other big struggle going on right now, we have also had a second - nearly just as distressing and discouraging. We haven't written about it because it has to do with Jeff's job situation and could affect future employment - things that are not good to throw out on the internet. Those of you who know us personally have likely heard us talking about it.
It had been dragging on for a while, and was definitely adding to the stress and heartache I already was struggling with. Just when I had all but lost hope, that battle is over. Without even a shot being fired. We were gearing up for what we thought would be a big fight, then poof! Minds were changed, battle lines abandoned, inexplicably.
Well, I guess I would say "inexplicably" only if I didn't know the God we serve. So many of you have been praying for Jeff, and this situation, and I have been reminded that God does hear our prayers. And answers them - sometimes in the most surprising and unexpected ways. So thanks for your prayers. In the midst of everything going on, it was such a blessing and a strong reminder to me that God is working. He is good. His timing, though confusing, is perfect.
It was just what my heart needed to remember.
3 A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill be made low;
the uneven ground shall become level,
and the rough places a plain.
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."