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Hard times

Monday, November 12, 2012

I NEED your prayers--my husband's position was terminated today. Simply a financial decision on their part, but still incredibly difficult. Lost our health insurance effective TODAY! Lost the company vehicle, phone, computer, etc. Lost all our benefits! Lost our INCOME! PRETTY stressful!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your faithful prayers for our family! I heard a quote years ago that said, 'if God gives the mouths…He'll always provide the food.'

BLESSINGS and much love, Susan
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PAMAPPLE 12/2/2012 3:26PM

    Praying for you and your family, Susan... God will provide. emoticon

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SAL1512 11/25/2012 3:39PM

    Depending upon what your husband did for a living, federal laws mandate a COBRA package for your health benefits. If he worked for a non-profit, then he wouldn't get anything. We are in the process of loosing our retirement medical benefits and are waiting for our COBRA pkg. Paying the full amount for your benefits is a real shocker, but if you are uninsurable like my DH is, it is the only choice we have in order to survive.
Sally
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VISUALLYRICS 11/17/2012 11:43PM

    Susan.....you can count on me praying....::::: emoticon I know God has a plan in place already. emoticon

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SUECHRIS50 11/16/2012 2:24PM

    you are LOVED alot!!I hope he finds a new job soon.xoxoxox

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IMAVISION 11/16/2012 12:46PM

    Oh, precious Susan, I have been remembering your husband & you in prayer since first reading about the change of circumstances our sovereign Lord God has allowed into your lives.

We Visions have faced the same trial concerning loss of employment due to unforeseen circumstances - my cherished MrV’s livelihood was “best shored” to India. Meaning that the American company he was employed with felt it a money saving deal to have workers in India do the job for less outlay.

This was after my beloved MrV had given years of devoted service to the work (if he had been paid for overtime hours alone we would be set for life emoticon ) - with the record of having saved the company thousands upon thousands of dollars in finding trouble spots & revamping the way they programmed reports.

We simply determined to put our trust in our Abba’s plan for us throughout the situation & He has kept His promise of provision for His own.

Interestingly enough – about nine months after the termination of my MrV’s employment with the company, he got a call with the offer of having the job back. Obviously the out sourcing of the work to India did not pan out as those in authority over such things had expected. Needless to say – it was an ego boost (of sorts) to be offered the job back; however, Holy Spirit had directed us on to better things.

Hang in there, Susan, with the knowledge that our Lord God is, indeed, in total control over all – that, of course, includes the provision of livelihoods for our men.

Also, precious Sister, if you look at this trial as a most wonderful opportunity for untold spiritual growth, you will be amazed at what the Lord has in store for both your husband & for you.

Remember our Abba’s Word instructs us to thank & praise Him in “ALL” circumstances. Please do that, Susan!

In the meantime determine to hold on to the hope that is yours as a child of the Most High God. That is where the biggest dividends are to be had, my sweet Sister.

I commit to continue lifting petitions on your behalf before our Abba.

God bless!

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SWIMLOVER 11/16/2012 12:58AM

  Susan, I just read your post now since I have been off SPARKS for a few days. I am so very sorry. I will be praying for you and your family. emoticon and emoticon


Love In Christ,

Louise

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TERRIJ7 11/16/2012 12:28AM

    The things that stun us are no surprise to our Father. He knew all about it long ago and He always takes care of his kids!

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RURAL3 11/14/2012 9:37AM

    All the prayers of these precious people are lifting you up. Remember to look for the blessing in each situation. He is there for you.

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GMASANDIE 11/13/2012 6:58PM

    Susan. Like many others I have been there. God has ALWAYS gotten me and my four kids through it all. As I look back to that time in our lives, I felt helpless, But in His omnipotent Grace and Love provided all our needs and then some. Praying for you. Hugs!

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KADULAC 11/13/2012 6:14PM

    I'm sorry to hear this. Your family is in my prayers.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/13/2012 4:15PM

    Susan, I've thought about you almost non-stop since yesterday... Praying for a rainbow! emoticon Praying for a door to open much wider than the first, one that's even better! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/13/2012 11:59AM

    Praying for you. We have been in that situation (3 times in 5 years -- downsizing). God was always faithful and we never went hungry and He always provided. God is good all the time, all the time God is good -- I relied on the fact that God is sovereign and is control.
Hugs!

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RUNNINGOMA 11/13/2012 9:18AM

    Will be praying. I know this isn't easy. May God be with you and show you great and mighty things!
Jer 33:3

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RSSSLHB 11/13/2012 9:12AM

    Praying emoticon

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PATTILYNN224 11/13/2012 8:30AM

    Cannot imagine what you are going through. Praying that with the closing of this door that a new one will be opened.

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SHARON2014 11/13/2012 7:44AM

    So very sorry to hear. This happened to my 64 year old brother and his wife in May. They have a different life now, but God has been with them every step of the way. Praying for you and your family.

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PURPLELVR7 11/13/2012 7:40AM

    Praying that God will bless you and your at this time, and that another job will be available

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GOURMETLOSER 11/13/2012 2:24AM

    Dear, dear Susan,
Remember " I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, " plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future full of hope."
I know it may not seem like prospering at the moment but I believe that will be the ultimate end of this trial you are going through.
What a sad shock for you all.I will be lifting you up in prayer.
Love you
Margaret

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SANDEEB7 11/13/2012 1:14AM

    Oh Susan, I can imagine how you all must be feeling. May God grant you both His gracious compassionate mercy, and provide a new job, miraculously, so that you can look back and say ALL GLORY TO HIM ALONE!
We will be praying for you.
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ERIECANALGAL 11/13/2012 12:12AM

    Oh no Susan so sorry to hear of this awful surprise! I bet it was quite a shock! I will pray with all my heart for you and your family.
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ELSAT137 11/12/2012 11:07PM

    So sorry to hear that Susan!! I will definitely be praying!


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BERRY4 11/12/2012 10:01PM

    Here's praying that God's people reach out and become His hands and feet to show you how He is there in time of need...in ALL the details of that.

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So sorry for this unexpected "storm". May you hold on tight in the "boat" as it rocks and the wind blows. -- Our/your kids get a chance to see what being a Christian looks like when the big storms blow. -- Our God is bigger than the storm!
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SUNNY332 11/12/2012 9:38PM

    Awe, Bless your hearts. So sorry to hear this. Know that I will be praying.

God Bless you and keep you.

Hugs, Sunny

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/12/2012 9:12PM

    emoticon Can you get COBRA so you can have insurance for another month or so until another job kicks in Praying for ya'll.

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ROEBUNCH 11/12/2012 8:44PM

    will be praying...it is the thing we all dread. God is still in control...and He WILL provide. emoticon emoticon

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MARTHAWILL 11/12/2012 8:37PM

    Very sorry to hear about this new challenge in your life. Praying and trusting things will work out and a new direction becomes clear soon.

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KMICHA 11/12/2012 8:26PM

    emoticon emoticon so sorry to hear this Susan. You are in a true walk of faith right now. Read Hebrews 11, The faith chapter for encouragement. When God closes a door, he opens a window. He has a better plan for your family. . . . . I know all easy things for me to say, I'm not the one in the trial . . . Know that I will be praying for you dear friend. Look forward with joy to what blessings God has for you!

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PURESTILLWATER 11/12/2012 8:09PM

    So sorry. Will be praying.

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PMFISH 11/12/2012 7:54PM

    My son recently lost his job and I happened to hear another company was looking for someone and I knew my son could do the job so I had my son call and he was hired. Not what he would have been looking for, but I think it will end up being a double blessing. He didn't even have to miss a paycheck and I think will be in a better position to obtain a better job in the future. He has been under employed for way too many years. Will put you and hubby in my prayers for better days.

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ELISADENK 11/12/2012 7:49PM

    Youch! Reading this, I felt the rug slipping from under me!!

Read today PP, post. May help.

Praying....

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BESTSUSIEYET 11/12/2012 7:42PM

    Praying for God's provision to be evident very quickly -- with provision for the short term and a new job for your hubby! Sending Susie2Susie HUGS!

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ACTIVEGRANDMAP 11/12/2012 7:34PM

    My prayers are added to everyone else.s. Pam

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LJCANNON 11/12/2012 7:29PM

    emoticon Definitely Praying and KNOWING that God already has a Plan in place!!

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THEADMIRAL 11/12/2012 7:27PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to read about this, Susan! What a shock! Of course, I'll keep you and your sweetie in prayer during this time. God will see you through this. emoticon

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DMSPEER93 11/12/2012 7:25PM

    May you know that you and your family are in our prayers! It's so hard to understand God's purpose during these beyond difficult times! May you feel His capable hands leading you!
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IAMWINNING 11/12/2012 7:17PM

    Susan, you and your family are in my prayers. Certainly God loves you all and has plans for you; plans for good and not for evil. I pray His undescribable peace upon you all.

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EMBRACEINSPIRE 11/12/2012 7:15PM

    Prayers! I am so sorry for your hardship.

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GRACEISENUF 11/12/2012 7:01PM

    I am going to go and pray RIGHT now with my husband and I will continue to pray Susan. Your names are going in my prayer journal.

I love you dear spark friend and I am here if you need to talk ANYTIME. Spark mail me if you want a home phone number. I believe you already have my address.

LOVE YOU!
Judy

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