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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Frustration & A Prayer Request

DH has been dealing with a bad situation at work for a long time now. Today we thought things were finally going to be set right, and it turned out that it was another negative blow to him instead.

With all the other stressors in our life right now, this just really got to me. It feels like we've been praying about this forever, and yet the situation keeps getting worse, with no resolution in sight. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason... right now, though, I just can't fathom what God's plan is, and I'm feeling so very frustrated. And my feelings, of course, are nothing compared to the pressure and stress on my husband.

I'm going to go vent these feelings by giving my kitchen a good scrub-down. I'd like to scream out loud, but I'd also like BabyBoy to finish his nap, so I guess that's not an option. ;)

Your prayers for my husband and this situation would be greatly appreciated!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your husband being in a bad job situation! I also notice you have a daughter starting kindergarten. I do too!

  2. I hope you don't mind if I laugh. The reason being because I have been praying for YEARS for my husbands job and God still hasn't answered my prayer. It actually affected my walk really badly for awhile. I knew it wasn't where he needed to be, yet God wasn't opening doors. Well, I finally just gave up. And decided to have a good attitude. No, it didn't change the situation (not yet anyway!!), but having a better attitude changed A LOT in our home. I wasn't angry anymore! I actually have faith again. My faith was lost for awhile - because if God had laid this on my heart to pray for, yet He wasn't answering it, why should I believe anymore? When I gave up, I was able to believe God again for things - including hub's job! It's hard to hang on, but I know that everything works in God's timing. And, I just have to trust that.

    Anyway, yes I will pray for your situation for sure. I will also pray for patience so that you can wait upon God.

    Sorry this was so long, it just reminded me so much of what's been going on in our home for awhile.

    Take care,

  3. I am sorry about your situation. I understand dealing with stress, husband's and work. Mine jsut quit his job to start his own business, I worry alot too. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope everything works out for the best, sooner not later.

  4. I will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers.

    And I know from experience that it's hard to hold on to your faith during such times, but something I've found that really helps me when things get like that is reading the Book of Job. Maybe it will help you. Maybe not. I don't know. Maybe I'm just weird. ;)

    Also, try the pillow-scream. You cover your face with a pillow, bury both against another pillow (or in a pile of pillows), and scream your head off. My daughter's room is right next to ours and she never heard me whenever I had to scream off enough frustrations that I could sit down and read my Bible.

    I will pray for you, your husband, and your family.


  5. I will definitely keep your husband and the situation in my prayers. I do the same thing when I'm highly stressed and frustrated....clean.

    I stopped by to thank you for coming by my blog and offering prayers for my pregnancy with my twins. I truly appreciate it and now I can return the favor by praying for you.

    I'll update as I can. I hope you have a good day.

  6. Hi Amy, I will definitely keep this in my prayers. It can certainly add to the daily stress we all feel.

    I also wanted to say thanks for the potty training feedback. It helps to hear that your experience was similar. Most people have been telling me to keep pushing it which feels really wrong to me. Luckily, I usually trust my intuition, but it always helps to get feedback like yours.

    Thanks again, Kim

  7. Your DH and his job will be included in my prayer intentions!


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