Over the past four and a half months, I experienced more need for prayer than I ever imagined during my job search.

Prayers in the waiting
Prayers given in praise
Prayers from family and friends
Prayers without words from the depths of my heart
Prayers of hope and wavering faith
Prayers through teary eyes
Prayers of joy
Prayers sung aloud

It comes with great relief, thanksgiving, praise, and amazement that the ever-lasting faithful God has provided in a way I never imagined.  The Lord has given me countless opportunities this summer to grow in faith, sacrifice, and connection.  I was given precious time to be the care giver to 3 children who needed love and routine.  With unwillingness, I was provided with time to patiently wait.  There was time to serve and time with loved ones.  Looking back, I see the growth that took place.  I had imagined my growth would continue once I found a job and be put on hold temporarily during my search.  God had something different planned.  He knew I needed the ups and downs to grow in deeper trust with Him.  My clenched hands needed to be opened in surrender.  It is easy for me to identify my impact on others this summer, but the impact from others on me is far greater than any of my influence to them.

As with most things in the Lord’s control, His timing was perfect.  Just as I had finally started to make plans for the fall, resist less, and rely on prayer, He decided to shake things up.  Today, I received the phone call I have been waiting for, for four months.  I am thrilled to announce that I am employed as a Certified Child Life Specialist!  I will start working at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (part of the Christus Santa Rosa network) on October 7th.  The story of how this all came about is left to be shared on another blog because right now there is cause for joyous celebration.

Ephesians 1:11

An abundance of thanks goes to those who never lost faith in me, prayed countless prayers, and helped shape who I am today.  I am humbled and grateful to continue sharing my passion for Child Life and positively impacting families.

In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. {1 Peter 1:6-7}

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One Response to Prayers

  1. Lauren P. says:

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this post! I love the verse too! I am so so happy for you! San Antonio here we come!

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