You're Fired

Last Friday, my husband lost his job. 

He'd been working for the same company the past 7 years. I'd like to say I was surprised, but somehow I knew what had happened, even before he told me. And, when he shared the details of the event, I found myself wrestling between my spirit and my flesh. 

"Don't you want to freak out?" was, and is, a constant whisper in the back of my mind. Yet, coursing through my veins like a shot of espresso is this unexplainable peace. Peace that is literally surpassing understanding. Peace I can honestly say I'd never before experienced.

How was this possible?!?

I have a part-time job, he was just let go and we have bills to pay. Like, a lot of bills to pay. 

What's the deal with this peace I have?!?

I'm struggling to find an appropriate scripture to reference what I've experienced. An adequate metaphor to help paint a picture to depict how I see God outlining the now and the future. And all the words I can conjure up are elementary in comparison to the power of His spirit pulsing through every cell of my earthly body. 

The best picture I have is this: Clark Griswold being electrocuted by Christmas lights. His joy is literally pulsing through me! 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit Romans 15:13