Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prayer Request


I usually keep this blog to book reviews and giveaways, and I don't want you to think I'll change that. But we spend so much time talking back and forth that I consider you true friends. I also know many of you will pray and I need those prayers now.

My husband's company went through cutbacks and decided to fire several thousand employees last year. My husband had won the company's top award for the past four years so we had no expectation of him being one of the people fired. However, they paid for fuel and we lived in a more rural area instead of the big city. He was fired. He was able to find another job, but it was about half his other salary. We were losing money, and we kept thinking it would get better with time. It didn't.

So he put out his resume again. This time it got picked up by a company again offering commission only, but the hours were better and my husband really thought this would allow him control his own destiny - he could work hard and be rewarded. It's not working out. He's made nothing. However we've had more expenses with this job - no benefits and no expenses covered. We even had to pay for him to travel for training and stay in a hotel.

We don't have much money left - or time. He's applying for new jobs, but it isn't looking good. We had just bought the house when he lost his first job and property values have plummeted. We owe more than the house is worth. We can't sell. We're in between a rock and a very hard place. Please pray that he's able to find a new job soon and we're able to get some money coming in. Pray that God gives us wisdom to know what to do and peace in the meantime, because I am stressed out over this.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this and for praying for my husband and family. I know there are lots of people in situations like ours. This economy is hurting so many people. I pray God provides a way for all those touched by it.

9 comments:

  1. Lee,
    I am praying with you. Almost two years ago now, my husband was forced into an early retirement b/c his job came to an end. We have had to make LOTS of changing and I am thankful GOD has seen us through every step of the way.
    Hugs, andrea

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  2. Hi Lee,
    I am definitely praying for you. I had no idea. You both are so hard working. Keep up the great work! If you need anything, you know where to find me : )
    Hannah

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  3. I really hope this works out for you and your family. I know it is hard for sooo many people to find jobs in this economy. With a spirit like yours I'm sure you will both get through this!

    xoxo~ Renee

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  4. Lee,
    You and your family will definetly be in my prays. I know it took a lot for you to share this.
    Deborah M.
    deborahsbutterflyjourney.blogspot.com

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  5. Andrea ~ I'm sorry about your husband. I know this has touched so many people. Your advice is what I feel like doing. I look around and try and see what to change ~ how I can fix it. I wish I could. Even if we cut back on optional expenses, it won't buy us more than a week more of living money. Our "necessary" expenses are killing us ~ like the house, insurance, medical, and that sort of thing. That doesn't mean we won't cut more extras (we've already cut most), but I just don't know how much good it will do in the long run.

    Hannah ~ I appreciate it. Just if God brings us to mind, say a prayer that my husband finds a job. Pray for God to provide. I know He can take care of every need we have. {Hugs}

    Renee ~ It is the worst trying to find a job. I have been watching it with so many friends and family - plus wallowing in it ourselves. I kept thinking we would manage. Now I just don't know. More than a little fear and doubt has crept in. I'm sure God has a plan - I just don't know what it is. lol

    Deborah ~ You're right. It wasn't easy to share. I had a choice. I've been feeling more and more guilty & afraid which makes me sick. You know how that goes. I chose to be humble enough to share our need so other people would hopefully pray. It can't hurt to add more voices and hearts. Plus it makes me feel less alone.

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  6. I will be praying ((((Hugs)))))

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  7. I will have you and your family in my prayers. We are going through a similar situation except my hubby was self employed and his profession is moving slow. As I have worked to kept up by taking a second job. I recently became disabled done to spinal fusion(3 disc) I can no longer work in my field (Nursing)so we have lost our income my half, but with prayers and the work of God, we are still hanging on. The jobs in this area really suck.
    God Bless. tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. Angie ~ Thanks for the prayers & hugs

    April ~ I see it everywhere I look. We're all in the same situation. We really need something to happen to this economy and fast. There are a lot of families hurting. I am very sorry for your your pain and for your job situation. I pray God provides a better way for us both ~ and the many others out there also struggling.

    Hugs to you all ~

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  9. Oh Lee, I'm sorry to hear it's getting worse instead of better! You know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers on a daily basis. Usually more than once a day. I will now pray even harder for your husband to find the job God has out there somewhere just waiting for him.

    Please don't let this situation stress you out, remember thru Christ, all things are possible! {{hugs}}

    Love and prayers are coming your way!

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