The King’s Heart

These past few months have been rather difficult on the job front. My husband has been stretched to the max. 7 o’clock mornings and 6:30 evenings. Home just in time to eat supper and then off to tag team putting the kids down for the night. By that time he’s exhausted and I’m at a loss as to how to help him.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, he was approached by HR about another position – as an individual contributor instead of a manager. I’d been praying for a long time that God would tailor-make a position for him. One that would utilize his talents and wouldn’t wear him down. And, I know that this job is the answer. He accepted the position. But because of different factors, he is now acting in both roles and a new hire will not be available until sometime in the fall.

When I heard this, that he was now working two jobs instead of one, that his hours would now be just a little longer, that he would have more stress – I wanted to march right in to work and talk to his boss. I wanted to write a note, an e-mail, anything. But I had to stop. My husband doesn’t need to me to do anything. And if I believe that God is in control of everything, shouldn’t I just rest in that?

Proverbs says that the King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, but in this case, it’s t he heart of his boss. What I’m trying to say is that I just have to trust that God has this covered. He has this under control even if I don’t ‘feel’ like He does. My own understanding says to run headlong at this thing and try to subdue it all myself. But trusting in Him means to not worry but to pray with Thanksgiving. Then and only then will peace and rest come.

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