Good evening friends!
As I type this, I know many of you have been following the recent series of events that I mentioned over the last fews days dealing with my husband's potential job loss. And...as a result, you have been praying for us. I can't tell you how much that means to us. There are simply no words to express the kind of gratitude right now we feel for each of you. This has been, by far, one of the toughest weeks we've experienced in a very long time.
As of tonight, my husband is still employed but has been dealing with this mess, through interviews and reports, all afternoon and evening. It's far from over, and now they hope to have an answer for him by the end of the week. So, this journey continues, and we are exhausted. Please continue to hold us up in your prayers.
Many years ago, Moses felt a similar exhaustion. As leader of the Israelites, he had to make a decision to issue a decree of war with the Amalekite people. In doing so, he instructed Joshua to go to battle with some of Israel's able-bodied fighting men. And, this is what we learn in Exodus 17:
"So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword."
You are like Aaron and Hur to us. Right now, we feel like Moses in that we are simply exhausted and don't feel like we can even keep our hands raised any longer. But, thankfully, you come alongside us with your prayers, which, in essence give us a stone to sit on and help to keep our hands raised so that the battle can continue, ultimately leading to victory. Now, victory for us would be my husband being fully restored to his original position with original pay. But, God may have different plans. We acknowledge that too. But, unless we're told differently...we choose to believe full restoration is around the corner. Please don't stop praying. You are the strength that we need to get through these exhausting days. You matter so much!