Monday, December 7, 2009

Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31 says "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength." I truly love that verse. We need to put our hope and trust in the Lord and in time, we will become stronger in many ways! We just need to give it to God. HE handles ALL things! I am so proud of my husband. He is one tough man in many ways but most of all, spiritually tough and emotionally tough. God gave both of us a test. Russell lost his job in February, and during those many months, we have cried together, and laughed together; we prayed together and trusted God together. We knew that in HIS time, God would give Russell the right job opportunity.
Well today, Russell was offered a job for Murphy USA and he gratefully accepted the position. We are sooooo happy about this! God is SO good! I needed Russell with me after my Daddy passed away. The LORD knew that. Russell needed me too. We needed the quality time with one another. Russell now knows more about cooking and even helped me cook a Julia Child recipe! :) HA! I mean, there is a reason for everything, ya'll. In life, you may not always see the end of the tunnel, but you know you will get there someway or another. But with God on your side, it is always THE BEST way to go!
I know many of ya'll have prayed and I thank you so much! I will remind you that anytime ya'll have any specific prayer requests, just send me an email. My email is on the sidebar to the right.
We will be moving to South Arkansas soon but know this is God's plan and are so confident in this. We are very excited. So just remember, God will always be there, even when the going gets tough. You just have to learn to TRUST in HIM!


Becky said...

Things are always best when left to His timing! I love the song, 'While I'm Waiting' by John Waller. Just think, you now have a new mission field!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your husband's new job! You are right...God IS in control and He knows best. I would like to ask you to pray for my 4 year old daughter, Madison. She is very sick right now and has had quite a few health problems in the last two months: URI, pneumonia, two ear infections, and pink eye in both eyes. I don't know how much more either of us can take.

Maryellen said...

Wonderful news ! So happy for you both. A wonderful encouraging testimony for all of us of God's faithfulness . . .
Thanks for sharing

What a wonderful Christmas gift !

Mary Avery said...

I am so happy about the new job, but sad you'll be leaving! I was SO wanting to have y'all over for dinner before the baby came. Well, I got too pregnant and then tired and then the baby came! Exactly when are you leaving?! I'm just happy for both of you!

Megan said...

Meredith I live in South AR. Maybe we can get together sometime. Kelly Stamps and I have a mutual friend-Rebekah Harris. Do you know Rebekah?

email me sometime

Megan Burgeis