Saturday, November 19, 2011

Faithful and True

By Belinda

Pick up my dog eared and Scotch taped copy of the  Daily Light and you will be able to trace my family's life in the margins.

Countless little notes bear testimony to significant events and as the years go by and our lives continue to unfold, they often grow more precious. What seemed like catastrophe "then" can be seen for the hidden blessing that lay in a turn of events as God continues to plot the course of our lives.

This week, two days in a row, there were notations and underlined scriptures.

On November 14, a note read, "Brenda, 2005. Lost job at Hollywood Montessori."

All of the scriptures for that morning were relevant and encouraging, but the one I underlined was:

Proverbs 14:26

New International Version (NIV)

 26 Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress,
   and for their children it will be a refuge.

Brenda's spiritual and vocational journey wasn't easy as a result of the school she taught in going bankrupt and losing a job she loved, but she grew in  grace, gratitude and spirit muscle as God provided for her needs and led her to where she is now, in a job she adores at St. Andrew’s College, with coworkers she talks about with affection all the time. 

The next day, November 15, also has a notation:
"Peter, interview, 2006 O.S.C."

The initials stand for Ontario Securities Commission. Pete's journey with Government had started a few years earlier, with an opportunity that had God's fingerprints all over it, after a job in a toxic work environment ended with the bankruptcy of the company.

The verses I underlined that morning were these:

1 Corinthians 1:9

Amplified Bible (AMP)
9God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Hebrews 10:23

Amplified Bible (AMP)
23So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the [a]hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.

The interview that day back in 2006 went well and Pete got the job. Since then God has continued to unfold his plan for Pete's life in a way that makes me smile at His goodness.

How faithful God is, and how good it is to be reminded that trust placed in him is never misplaced.


Brave Raven said...

You're blessed with some great kids!!

Belinda said...

And with some precious friends also, Brave Raven--you among them.