I’m going to be honest with you. This summer has been completely insane. It’s gone by quicker than I could have imagined and Brian and I have faced one challenge after another. Our summer began on a high note, with my new nephew, Weston, coming into the world, and then my little sister announcing that she is expecting her first baby in January. We even got to take a nice trip home for the fourth of July. I was elated!
But things changed quickly a few weeks later. First, we rushed back to Ohio for my mom’s heart procedure. She’s fine now, but how scary! Then we found out that we brought bed bugs home from our trip to the Smokies. The cost to get rid of bed bugs is absolutely ridiculous which put a strain on our bank account. They are gone now but I still find myself dealing with anxiety every time I go to sleep. Once that mess was over I thought we would get a break. Nope. Last Monday I lost my job. It was completely unexpected and definitely not fair. I’ve known for months that my former place of employment had some kinks that they needed to work out and I wanted to quit as soon as possible but I didn’t want to leave without another job lined up!
So that’s how I find myself here: sitting on the couch in the middle of the morning, taking on as many freelance writing jobs as I can, starting a VA business, training for my new teaching adventure that starts next week, and filling out paperwork to work as a Substitute Teacher.
I can’t help but ask, ‘What’s next, Lord? Haven’t we had enough? When will this season of life end?’ But I still know that God is good and that His plan is so much better than I can imagine. Last week I was able to schedule 3 sponsored posts for the next month! (Every little bit helps!) Next week I’ll start not one, but two new jobs. The first one as a substitute teacher for Daviess County Schools. I have subbed before and I don’t love it, but the idea of being back in a classroom is comforting. My second new job is as an English teacher for a company called VIPKID. I’ll be teaching Chinese students over the Internet. It’s one on one. They may or may not speak a word of English and I have to schedule my classes at 5am. But I think it’s going to be an exciting new adventure.
Life is one crazy ride but in the midst of the chaos God is always consistent and always good.
And that’s what makes everything ok. God has always been faithful to provide for me and more often than not I am amazed by what He does with my life when things seem hopeless.
Our God is so, so good.
So that’s what’s going on in my life right now. How about you? What challenges are you facing right now? How has God proven Himself faithful to you?