Friday, October 17, 2008

Where Have I Been???

I have been sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, feeling afraid about the economy, and just generally having a pity party. I didn't think it was a good idea to post when my attitude was not right. I figured out that I was just watching too much news. Especially the Fox Business Channel. Every time I'd see the stock market take a nose dive so would my attitude. Last Saturday I turned it all off.

These is nothing I can do about the economy. All I can do is pray for our country and pray for all those that are struggling to make ends meet. There is nothing I can do about my job situation except continue to look for work. Thank God for His provisions!!

When I let worry and fear creep into my life then Satan has a field day! He loves it when God's children are afraid. It also means that I'm talking the will away from God and trying to fix things myself - something I have struggled with all my life.

No more worry, no more fear!! Just praying each and every day, letting God take my hand and walk beside me. I will keep plugging away each day doing what I need to do and wait for God's will.


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Thanks for sharing your heart, Kay. I was struggling tonight with fear as finances as well. I just had to poor myself into working around the house and pray while I went.

Your post is both soothing and reaffirming.


Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

So glad to see you back.

I can understand about how all the bad news in the news can/will turn a smile into a frown. I have to avoid the news because it also seems to affect my mood .

Keeping your financial situation and job hunting in prayer.

Mrs. B

Sue said...

I truly don't understand how people who do not have God in their lives to turn to at times like these (and ALL times) manage to get through their life. Satan sure has the world "blinded"...

My 403B took a beating. I stopped looking at my account online! And I also see these times as 'endtimes' and hence, the title of my blog...

Have a GREAT weekend and God bless!

CathyJean said...

Your words are sooo true, Kay! We are all going thru some "faith" trials right now. Keep praying and working on strenghtening your faith. Be thankful to know the One who holds the future and to know that he holds your hand!! (I'm trying to "practice what I'm preaching", too.)
Kay, I have a "blogger award" for you, please come visit me and pick it up! Still praying about your job situation.

Anonymous said...

Kay, I have been praying for you and our Country. Times are tough every where but we WILL make it through this. Just keep praying my friend and keep that news OFF! Love, Sher

Mandie said...

Good for you! That is all we can do is pray. If I watch too much TV or talk about the economy too much I get depressed too. We just need to pray and be thankful for the lives we live. God bless.

Claudia said...

It's probably no help, but we're all in that boat together with you, praying up a storm. I remember my parents talking about the Depression and how, when people lost everything, most people couldn't handle it. But my mother said that her family, poor as they were, were the happiest when they had nothing. She used to tell me all those kind of stories. So I just try to live simply and try not to rely on "stuff" as much as I can. And that's difficult in today's world.

God will see us all through. Of course, I've been spending all of my own time battling cancer. So, in the whole scheme of things, I've just stopped worrying about it all. It's all in God's hands now.

God bless you in all things.

Kelley said...

Kay, I know sorta how you feel!
I get to worrying too because of everything that I see on TV...
I do so much better just keeping informed with the least amount of news as possible and then trusting God and His promises!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Kay, I know just how you feel. I thought I was at the bottom a while ago, but I found out there is "further down bottom" than I had known about! And you know what? God has walked me through that, too. I, too, remember as a kid when all I got for breakfast was stale bread crusts with a little hot milk, sugar, and a few raisins thrown on it. Funny, I didn't know we were poor and that money wasn't stretching food to the end of the week. I, too, have turned off the news. I can't do a thing right now, too sick to look for work, so I'm right smack dab totally in God's care. It's the best I can do, and He's in charge!
As we all pray for each other here, I KNOW God hears and answers us. He will take care of you, Kay!


Stacy Lambert said...

You are completely normal, but just remember to lean on Him during the tough times. Sometimes we think he forgets about us, but take another look and count your blessings. That's what I do. I am very blessed. My children are all healthy. My friends and family are so supportive. I have seen life much differently lately. I've always been an optimist, angry optimist, at time. Now, I'm a grateful optimist. How wierd such a life changing thing, like cancer, can change a person inside and out so quickly. I love you for being so supportive and loving to me and the rest of us you follow. I know God has brought you into my life. Thank you, Stacy

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I've tagged you. Come and see me.

Darlene said...

It's really true when we say we understand what you are going through. I've been there and I'm sure many of your friends have also. I wish I could take away the emotions that are in play but I suppose that is how our Lord uses circumstances for us to lean on Him completely, to truse Him when He says "I will never leave you nor forsake you". I have to remind myself daily that He is in control, even when things seem so out of control.

(P.S. Can you believe I am still using the first bar of soap I ordered from you:) I use it several times a day and it is as lucious as the first day I used it!)

Have a blessed week, my friend :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

It's so good to hear from you, sweetie.. and I know what you mean, I'm a worrier, too!!
I'll be praying for your job situation!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Amen.. I just spent a week doing the same thing.. and then I decided I needed to leave it at the feet of Jesus!!