I applied for Medicaid for me and the children. We qualified. I felt worse and worse. I could no longer work multiple jobs, my body could no longer handle the 60-70 hours a week. I cut back my hours and prayed we would be able to make it. I continued to look for why God had cut me down. What was this great thing he had planned for me?
The answer came one day as I was walking to my car… To be at home with my children. For three years I had begged God to open a way for me to be home with my kids, but the answer had always been “not yet.” I had to work multiple jobs to keep a roof over our head and food on the table, but no more. At last, God was opening a way for me to be home and my husband to provide. The loss of my insurance, meant I had the option to cut my hours. I didn’t have to work a set number of hours to keep insurance. It is tight and scares me, but I am home with my kids much more. I still work about 30 hours a week between all my jobs, but I have hope that this will lessen as my husband makes more and we pay off debt.
I share this experience because I’ve realized that many of us have things happen in our life that feel as if they will break us. Things happen that we hadn’t planned, but if we can look for God’s will in it, we may find the strength to go on. We may find that something so much better is in store for us.
This is how I found my perfect job…being a Mom. My story doesn’t really end here. As I face each day I have to find the strength to keep hopeful and not doubt, not forget the blessings and guidance I have received. At least I can now see God’s hand in my life, a reason for the pain.
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