One Step Forward Two Steps Back

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Ever felt like you take one step forward and two steps back? That’s how I feel as I write this blog. As you may know, our family has been on an amazing journey learning to trust God day by day, hour by hour and sometime minute by minute since my job loss in the Semiconductor industry a few years ago.

It appeared we were on the road to recovery as I landed an awesome job, Randy was working full-time, and we were offered an affordable cabin near the kids’ school. We were catching up on much-needed items and bills. Then, a few days ago, my husband was notified, due to budget cuts, his hours were being reduced from full-time 40 hours per week to 29 hours.

Had it been a couple of years ago, I would have exploded. However, I’ve learned to lift everything up to God. So, as a family, we prayed that He would take care of us with this impact and guide our steps going forward.

If I feel a tinge of worry or anxiety pop up, I am quick to cast it on to the Lord. I frequently lean on Matthew 6:28-33.

And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’  For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But strive first for the kingdom of God[a] and his[b] righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

With that said, I have experienced a deeper sense of peace resting in Him trusting that the Lord will provide for our family’s needs. I am not sure what the duture holds will, but I know God is good and He cares for us.

Have you ever felt like you have taken one step forward and two steps back? I’d love to hear about it and what you learned from it.

Blessings, Rebecca

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