Nov 12, 2008

Changes Are Coming

I tried to resist.

I purposefully kepy quiet.

But I'm not the type to keep secrets.  So I have to tell you all.

Well, actually, I want to tell all.  But I can't.

So this will have to do.

We all know that the financial news hasn't been pretty. The news on Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, etc. sent shockwave through the financial system.

I've mentioned before that my husband works for a mutual fund.  Not pretty days for them.  Even worse, his fund is a subsidiary of AIG.  

We know that there are changes coming.  What we don't know is what these changes look like.  Due to SEC confidentiality stuff I can't really say more than that, but I would really appreciate your prayers.

Not knowing is the cruelest of all punishments.  The waiting and the uncertainty forces you to almost put life on hold.  I keep having to remind myself to trust in Him.  

I know that He is wonderul and He is omnipotent, but I frequently wonder why He remains quiet.  A few days ago Amy at Chapters wondered why God didn't use a bullhorn.  I agree.  A little comforting would go a long way.  A little assurance would help.  I know He has a plan.  I know He doesn't have to tell me what it is.  But a few hints now and then would be nice.  

For now I just keep praying:

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand....For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:10,13)


  1. I feel for you! This is a tough time for all of us, but for those who work in the industry, it must be excruciating. Our thoughts are with you!

  2. I feel you on this one...I am smack dab in the middle of this mess working on Wall St. in NYC. I worry everyday, but this too shall pass and I will keep you guys in my prayers.

  3. Great verse to pray. I'll definitely say a prayer for you guys.

  4. Times are SO tough. I will pray for you and ALL those struggling in the financial industry. GOOD LUCK.

  5. Financial stress is likely the hardest stress of all -- Interestingly enough... it forces you to take a huge step back and look at what life is all about -- You have each other --

    My husband and I are always saying to each other... even if we have to live in a trailer, drive one car and live off home grown veggies, we have the love and life of each other --

    He WILL supply all of your needs according to HIS riches (and I think He's pretty wealthy :)

  6. I will be praying for you! I can't imagine what yall are going through!

  7. I'll be praying for you. I know how hard it is to be in that position.

  8. You're in my prayers!! I have so many friends that are in the same boat... And, now my husband is job hunting--but, doesn't know if he will find a job. Yikes! Thinkin' about you guys :)

  9. I feel your pain and can definitely relate. I'll be praying for you. Keep us posted.

  10. I am thinking and praying for you. Please do keep us posted!!

  11. I also forget to mention that the verse you included is one of my favorites. I love the song Isaiah 41 too!

  12. I feel your pain and your worry. I work in the mortgage industry. It's a scary time, but you are right. We have to trust that He will provide and He has a plan for us. The only thing I can think of right now is that he wants us all to step back and focus on the important things in life again. Spending quality time with family and friends. Remembering how to treat people.
    It's a tough time right now, but we'll get through it. I'll be thinking about you and your husband!

  13. the verse you included is perfect. just keep saying it. Hiding His Word in your heart is your best defense against the discouraging thoughts Satan tries to put in our heads.

    Hang in there!

  14. yep - totally in the Dallas area...I have been here my whole life!!