Do not hide your face from me now that I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. Psalm 102:3
Exactly three months ago, God quickly answered even before I called.
It was a Thursday the 13th when I got laid-off from the company I used to work for. Its not that I did not expect it but it just came too soon. I wanted to stay with this company for I liked the way it operates and I wanted to give my loyalty. In fact, there were several headhunters giving me calls and emails but I had to turn them down courteously. But life is full of surprises and this is one.
As I went home to my wonderful wife, I said to myself, this is where God will show he is God. After discussing our options, I decided to call one of the headhunters who called me previously and expressed my interest on the opportunities their office might have. The person quickly returned my call after hearing my voice mail and told me she’ll refer me to a certain global corporation. After a day, a manager from the said corporation phoned me to set-up an interview with me in the coming week. The company offered me the job after another interview session and verifications but I had to wait for pertinent papers to be processed before I can get on board. All happened in three weeks.
For about two to three months of distressed days without an income for the family, we experienced God’s face in the faces of family, friends and brothers and sisters in community. We enjoyed God’s carefully listening ears when we raised up our concerns to the same people who helped us and supported us.
- Siblings were always on-line to encourage us, always giving us their consolation, asking us how are we doing.
- A friend lent us funds to pay our mortgage for one month. A brother in community expressed his intention to help us in this area, too.
- Had the longest email (63 replies all in all) in my entire life with brothers and sisters for continuous encouragement and prayers.
- Friends calling our home and asking how we are doing and inquiring how can they help us. Friends giving us financial aid amidst their own economic difficulties.
- God paving way for my wife to do dog sitting which gave us good amount of money to live by.
- On my 40th birthday, two friends were in tug of war to treat us in restaurants. We scheduled them in two separate days so they can be accommodated.
- A brother of mine sent us financial support which was good for a month’s food supply.
- My daughter’s bible school teacher affirming their prayers for us each time we see them in church.
- Our pastor enrolling in our prayer warriors list.
- My family getting closer to one another and to God as we went through the tough times.
- I am starting on a new journey in the corporation stated above this week.
God does not hide his face on the distressed. His ears ever attentive to his children. Even before I prayed, God has an exit plan from the present trial. It was not late. It was not delayed. God showed he is God. Before I called, he quickly answered.