"You are kidding me right?" It was not the kind of news that I had prepared myself for when my boss called me into his office. In all honesty, working in commissioned sales had always proved to be a lucrative career for me. Yet I will admit, there were weeks when I walked on egg shells and lived in fear as I wondered where the next lead or closed contract would come from.
I sat there with my notebook and pen in hand as the owner explained that there would be some major changes made in the way I would be paid and the adjustments and new policies would take effect immediately. Just being candid, I found myself in a very difficult place and I had no other choice but to resign from my position.
The drive on the way home was filled with fear and anxiety. How would we survive on just one income, with all the talk of the slowing economy how would I ever find another job, what would my friends and family think of me…… I began to weep as I allowed the doubts and fear to take over my thoughts. My back was up against a wall, my family’s financial security had been shaken, Satan was attacking me and I felt completely worthless.
I knew that there was no way my situation could resolve itself. I was desperate, nervous, high strung, edgy, had financial obligations and I felt as if my world was falling apart! I just want you to know, I was just "scared to death!" You ever been there? I had no other recourse but to bury my face in my hands, drop to my knees and cry out to GOD with what I call S.O.S. prayers.
I recognized I had limitations. I needed GOD and I needed Him to make haste to deliver, help and Save me! I felt as if I were drowning in my circumstances, yet HONEY CHILD, I knew without a doubt that he would be my SOURCE OF STRENGTH! I recognized my God’s ABILITY! HE WAS able. I knew he cared about the pain I was feeling and more importantly I BELIEVED in the power of prayer! Satan had set out to destroy my self-worth, my self-esteem, cause confusion in my life and family and the attack was more than I could bear.
I got my imaginary white S.O.S. flag in hand in I went to waving it to the throne! HELP, it's me!! HELP! GOD, You are my Father, and I am standing on Your promises and I need You to save me!
Let me stop right here for a moment. Friend, do you know the word Father means Source! You heard me right. He is our source for healing, our source when we are in financial despair, our source when the marriage is broken, our source when that spouse has walked out on you, our source when that child’s special needs are to much for you to handle, our source when you are being attacked by that gossip…GOD IS OUR SOURCE!
What burden are you carrying today that you just need to fall to your knees right now and shout out, "S.O.S.... God be my SOURCE OF Strength!"
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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