Thursday, July 28, 2011

Prayer-Why We Need It.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.-1 Peter 5:7

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.-Jeremiah 29:11

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. -Matthew 6:34

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:28-30

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. -1 Corinthians 9:24

Just keep swimming! -Dory, Finding Nemo

Yesterday I was working on my memo that is due tomorrow. I was feeling pretty low because I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing once again. I noticed I had missed a phone call from B. He also left an urgent text message asking me to call him. 

He was terminated from his job. 

I immediately felt tears well in my eyes so I grabbed my stuff and headed home. 

We have been here before-last year in fact. 

We came up here (a year ago on Sunday!) without a job for B, but God provided for us every step of the way. So while I cried because I knew B was upset, I knew He was in control. 

But this time was different. This bump in the road came at a critical time. I was writing my final memo worth a huge portion of my grade.

This immediately made my stress level go through the roof. I wanted to puke.  But I didn’t and don’t have time for it. I had to come up with a plan and fast.

And while crying in the car, I thought of two things: my dad’s solution and my request to God a few days earlier. 

I’ve been here before too. 

My freshman year of college, I spent all weekend trying to write my first history paper. The pressure was high and it was the night before it was due. I called my dad at 2:30 in the morning crying with my problem. He told me to go to sleep and wake up and write the paper first thing in the morning and to “just remember sister, they can’t eat ya!” 

So I wrote out my plan of attack for today, worked through some more of my memo and then crashed into bed around 2:30am. I worked all day and even put off writing this blog/telling you why we need prayer until now. 

God was faithful and was with me every step of the way just like my daddy promised 8 years ago.
I’m sure you’re wondering what my request to God was. 

Our life has been great recently. Other than money being tight (welcome to life as a broke juris d*ctorate student!) we really have no complaints. In fact, we hadn’t been going to church regularly and my prayer life was waning. 

Due to some unfortunate events in one of my dearest law school friends’s life this week, I found myself seeking Him like I hadn’t in awhile. 

It felt good to intercede on her behalf to God. I’m not trying to sound pompous. I just simply like to pray. 

I enjoy seeing the end results. Sometimes the results are instant, sometimes they are almost ten years in the making, but one thing is for certain, I always get an answer even if that answer is silence. 

After I prayed thought, I thought “God I wish I had a reason to seek your face like this on our behalf.”

Well he answered faithfully. 

But I need help. 

I have finals in two weeks. 

Would you pray for us?

  • Pray for the right combination of focus, rest, exercise, and healthy food for me as I prepare for finals.
  • Pray for B as he searches for a job. Pray for his spirits.

If you say yes, don’t think that God’s going to let you forget about it. 

Trust me. I’ve done the leg work on it. 

Happy Thursday.


Susannah said...

Oh no! I am so sorry! I'm definitely thinking of y'all and I know you will be ok! You have a great attitude. I hope B stays positive too. Good luck on all of your schoolwork-I know you're stressed.
Love ya lots!

Lil' Woman said...

Oh Sam, I'm so sorry.
I will def. be keeping both you and B in my prayers.

brown eyed girl said...

I am so sorry. I will say a prayer for you and B, good luck with finals and B with the job hunt.

Kara said...

I am so sorry. I went through a really rough patch my first year in law school too, and when you make it to the other end of the process, it will just make you that much prouder. Sending prayers.

Domesticated-Bliss said...

So sorry to hear this - I was cheering for you guys when your hubby got his job so I'll be praying for you two while he looks for the next one.

God is faithful - he will provide.

Gina said...

Well, crap. That sucks. I'll be praying for you guys. Give B a hug from me. Even though I don't know him. ;)

leslie a. knight said...

I prayed for you all last night as I lay in bed waiting for sleep to come. You all will be in my prayers from now on.

And thank you for sharing this. It made me think about my own relationship with God and where I place my trust and faith.

megantree said...

So sorry to hear about this!! Praying and thinking of you guys during this time. I know it's got to be stressful!

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