Letters to My Kids

The One with Our Sustenance

I definitely had the flu.
Sunday evening and through the night were terrible.
Miserable.
Awful.
Chills. But sweating bullets. =fever.
Plus the unbearable aches.
And the headache.
And the congestion.
And the nausea.
And who knows what else.
But it’s gone now.
And for that I am thankful.
Three times in one season is more than enough.
And yet, the season has barely begun.
Uggg.
It is good to be home sweet home.
But we really did have a fantastic time.
What a blessing it was to be away together.
To be like minded.
Being one in spirit and purpose.
(Making Paul’s joy complete. Yay! Phil. 2:2)
God’s hand was evident in this entire experience.
Not only in the youth worker fellowship.
And the learning and brainstorming.
But in the timing.
This trip to the NYWC was a physical break for my husband.
From Biochemist.
To Youth Worker & Educator.
(High School Chemistry Teacher following months of certification, that is.)
You see, we left for this trip two days after Kevin turned in his resignation.
After seeing his grad school advisor jump off the deep end,
repeatedly attempt to ruin Kevin’s witness by calling him a liar
(with completely ludicrous support),
never letting Kevin defend himself,
and, since he had no grounds to fire Kevin, deciding he would make his life completely miserable and formulate a list of new TA (teacher’s assistant) responsibilities
(which just so happen to have been impossible to fulfill),
we decided Kevin’s only option was to step away.
So now we are walking by faith alone.
Apparently we (or I) had gotten a little too comfortable.
We have been too far removed from our loaves and fish lifestyle of summer 2008.
We have become dependent on ourselves.
So it’s time to be reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness.
Because HE is always faithful.
And just one of the reasons we are certain of God’s hand in this is the sheer fact that I am not completely freaking out.
Not freaking out at all, actually.
It is certainly true that we have no consistent income.
No income at all until Kevin starts getting called to substitute teach.
And that we hadn’t planned on these next two months of plan-less-ness.
But alas there is Psalm 55:22.
“Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.”
Amen and amen.
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