Monday, August 4, 2008

Our God is an 'On-Time' God

That is what our new preacher told us yesterday. His 3 1/2 year old son sang that to him last week (instead of Our God is an Awesome God) and he passed the thought on to us. He said we need to remember that, and I was thankful for the reminder. We may get in a hurry to move on to the next step or have our prayers answered now, but God's timing is always perfect.

I quit my hospice job in June. If I hadn't, I would have had to be back on July 2nd after taking a 12 week maternity leave. I didn't have a new job lined up and wasn't sure where I was going to go, but I felt like I was not supposed to return to that job. I was believing that God would provide a new job for me and it would be exactly what I needed, though my heart's desire was to stay home with Will. It doesn't take much effort for a nurse to get a job because nurses are needed everywhere, but it can take some time to get just the right one. I started getting nervous when I wasn't getting any callbacks for interviews. I tried to be confident in faith that I would be working by August and start earning money before our savings was depleted. The devil was trying to convince me that I had made a mistake in leaving the hospice job. I talked to a nurse maganer at the hospital close to our house and she offered me a full-time weekend position, which I turned down. Brad is off on the weekends so I would never see him if that's when I worked. She said she would see what else she had and get back with me. I waited and waited and got more and more nervous. I knew our parents would help us make ends meet if we ran out of money but I didn't want it to get to that. One Friday I told God I REALLY needed something to happen soon. The nurse manager called me back an hour later and offered me a PRN (as needed) position on the pediatric med/surg unit. She got my paper work processed immediately and I started my new job today! This is perfect because since I'm on Brad's benefits, I don't need to work full-time to get them. I can work the hours I want and make more per hour since I'm PRN. I have to work everyday for the next 2 weeks during orientation, but after that I'll be home at least 3-4 days a week with Will. If the manager had waited any longer I would have had to wait until September for the next orientation. Our God is and on-time God. He knows just what we need and he does answer prayers. I am so thankful for the almost 4 months I've had with my son and that God provided a job that will allow me to work some and be at home a lot.

4 comments:

Russ and Megan said...

Congratulations! I am constantly reminded of that myself!

erinenorman said...

That's awesome!

D McKinley said...

Sarah, this post is such an encouragement to me!! I have to remind myself of this everyday, but hearing it from a friend makes it hit home even harder!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the new job!!

markbeckylott said...

That's awesome. I'm pretty much in the same boat. I'm just buying my time until I can go to an all PRN basis. It's our goal for me to work just 2-3 days a week by the time Asher is 2. We're just paying off some bills in the mean time. Until then there's a lot Molly Maid service or just living with a messy house and PB&J so I can spend time with him. I'm glad for you. Please pray for me that I'll have the faith and strenghth before too long.