Friday, October 17, 2008

Endless Summer

I can't believe I let two months go by without posting even once! Shame on me. I won't bore you with the details, but this was the summer my body fell apart. I heard from a coworker that it happens to most people, that they have one bad year. Well, this was my year. In addition to the arm injury, I ended up having a surgery and another ordeal as well. I'm thankful summer is finally over.

The last straw: I got transferred to a different department at work, that was being laid off. I told God I didn't know how much more I could take. His promise is that we will not have any more than we can handle, and that promise was kept. Today, I accepted an offer for a new job. I'm grateful for the Lord's providence. My two weeks notice would be about the time that the layoff would be final and my new employer needs me sooner than that. So, my current boss was kind enough to accept a one week notice. God blesses!

Through all of my ordeals this summer, I've had opportunities to share how God was with me despite everything. Some of those opportunities I just plain screwed up. There were others where I was able to keep my focus on Jesus and share how He was getting me through. It's been a long hard journey and it's still not over yet.

Music is still a comfort for me. I listened to a favorite song today, shockingly it is in Latin. Usually I despise music with words I can't understand. However, it's in English also so I guess that makes the difference. As I listened to this song and the building of the orchestration as the vocalist prepares for the "big finish" I find myself wanting to praise the Lord more than ever before. Even though I've had a horrible summer, I see others with so much hurt, despair and loneliness. These health struggles are temporary (please God), but the things I see in others are for life and they are so painful. I praise the Lord that He wants us to have an abundant life. God has been good to me. Non Nobis Domine.