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Need A Prayer...


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Things are/were going fairly well for me.

I started Sparking again, not "hardcore" like before, but I started taking baby steps. I log in everyday, I track my fitness as much as I can, I have started eating better. At least, for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is still a bit of a challenge for me. But, I am slowly getting there.

I even started losing some weight. I am down to 226 (from nearly 240 a month ago). I have been stuck at 226 for a week or so, but I am getting there.

I started a new career path, which has been great so far. I'll get into that in another blog soon enough.

However, I received some news today that hit me in the gut and took away all of the goodness that I had built up inside of me. It might not seem like a big deal to most people, but it paralyzed me.

My main source of income while attending this academy was taken from me. Although I am not physically working, I was assured by my boss (and stepfather) that I would be taken care of until I graduated and was able to find a job. In return, I was to make myself available to work on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, if I was needed.

So far, I haven't been needed. But, I have sat by the phone, waiting for a work call.

Instead of getting my normal paycheck, I get notified that I misunderstood the "arrangement" and would only get paid if I were physically working, which there currently is no work, and subsequently, no paychecks.

Like I said, most people might not see this as a huge issue. However, with all that I have endured over the past 7 months of employment, it is a huge deal for me and my family. Another burden that I am not 100% prepared to deal with.

If it's not too much, could you please just say a little prayer for me? I don't care what religion you are or aren't or who you choose to worship. Just keep me and my family in your thoughts and good graces during our struggle. I would greatly appreciate it, more than you could ever know.

SparkPeople is my main support system outside of my family and I have had the pleasure of interacting with some AMAZING people on here. It would mean a lot to me.

Maybe together, we can get through this.

Thank you so much!
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SORTIZA99 3/18/2013 6:14AM

    Prayer with faith in our hearts is very important.
You will be included in my prayers.
Good day.

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CHERYL1264 3/17/2013 9:18PM

  I have just said a prayer for you and your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers. I know so well how it feels to all of a sudden to have no source of income and not to know how you are going to survive I've been there and yes it feels like someone or something has knocked the breath out you. Because I have gone through it and I am now seeing the light I can say that God is a PROVIDER. God will provide and protect you and your family during this time. Although, things may look bad right now try not to focus on what it looks like but focus on the mighty power of God hold on to your faith even when you feel your faith is weak you still hold on to what little you have. God sees your struggle and he has already made the way to a better tomorrow for you. Your faith is strong because you are reaching out for prayer from others that shows strength in it self and God sees your faith.

Here are two scriptures that has really help to carry me through I hope they will be of help to you.

God Bless!

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalms 46:

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/17/2013 8:45PM

    I'll put you in my prayers, you can do the same for me as I'm in a struggle to and we aren't far from losing the roof over our heads. Landlord (sister in law) wants to sell the house we (her brother and I) live in. Like you, I have no job therefore no paycheck.

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KATHYJO56 3/17/2013 8:44PM

    Hi Neil, I just read your blog and I understand your situation more than you know. I have been there and it is a very scary place to be. It is like you just got swallowed by a huge black hole. I know things look bleak now, but keep faith and believe in yourself and the future. God will take care of you and your family and faith is all that is required of you. I have already prayed for you and your family and the prayers will continue. Please let me know how you are and keep me updated so that I know how to pray. This is a commitment that I am making to you. emoticon

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CHAQUITA73 3/17/2013 8:35PM

    A prayer has been said.

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