Fast forward a year later to when that job was taken from Michael after new management eliminated his position without any warning. I still want friends to read this and think, "Come and see what God has done."
God leads me to Habakkuk right now. Habakkuk prayed in complaint wanting God to judge the wicked. Wanting to know why evil abounds and why God allows it? Habakkuk 1:5 gives God's reply,
"Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."
Sounds a lot like "Come and see what God will do"...right? Sounds like God is going to get them out of this evil mess and make everything happy rainbows again. Except it wasn't something wonderful and warm and fuzzy that God was going to do that would utterly amaze him. He was going to bring destruction on His people and judge them using their enemies to enslave them in order to get rid of the wicked. The things that will "utterly amaze" us are not always things we consider to be "amazing". Sometimes they are painful and confusing to us. But they are done to bring glory to the matchless name of God and that is always AMAZING...regardless of how it's done.
So we are vulnerably showing you the "utterly amazing" thing God has done in allowing Michael to be laid off of a great job. We are allowing you to walk with us as we pray to not lose our home, as we wait on God's provisions for a new career, as we walk through happy holidays with a saddened spirit, as we try to live by faith and NOT fear. We know God will be glorified through this utterly amazing turn of events. We don't understand it, but we know God promises good for us and He will always be faithful.
Living in the promise of Ephesians 3:20, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."
Come along with us and see what God has done!