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Answered Prayer

Sometimes God answers prayer quickly and sometimes His answer is wait. It seems that most of my answers are wait. In this case, however, His answer was swift!

The other week (on a Thursday) my better half came home from work and told me that the plant where he is a machinist was planning to lay off some people and seniority would have nothing to do with the decisions ~ he’s been there 31 years so that came as a shocker. He had been told that he would have to go out into the plant and potentially take as much as 1/2 cut in pay.

In my selfish way, I began to cry and wring my hands, “What are we going to do?” “Am I going to have to go back to work?” Never once thinking about his feelings. Dr. Dobson once said that one of the worst things that could happen to a man is loosing a job in his 50s. Then God asked me, “How shelfish can you be? Don’t you know that I will take care of you?” Did I feel slightly foolish at this point? You bet!

The following Sunday, we asked our brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with us about the situation. Hubby went to work on Monday, noticed that a job has been posted on the board and he decided to apply. The pay would be less but it wouldn’t be cut in half. Then on Tuesday they told him he got the job and would begin today.

PRAISE GOD! He is good and He is in control!

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