Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The view from the mountaintop

God can do anything.

In His timing.

That truth became a reality for me today. Hope has come alive once again in my life after a drought of two and a half years. After seeing our savings run down. After counting how many days we had left on our COBRA. After sleepless nights and long days worrying, wondering and praying.

I was offered a job today as a Social Worker.

What is more amazing than the offer is the timing.

It was posted for only one day. On a Saturday. I usually e-mail about jobs. This time I got bold and drove to the HR office and applied in person. The benefits are the top of the line. And best yet. The salary is the highest I’ve ever earned in my life. Enough to survive.

Did God know or what?

Yeah, I would have loved to get this offer a long time ago. But I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much as I do now. I wasn’t as broke and I don’t think my attitude was ready to work with the elderly again.

But He knew.

So today is the day I get to post the news I have waited for so long to post.

I’m employed!

God hears our prayers. Mine and the countless ones from all of you out there. Thank you so much for all your support.

You know what’s best of all? I’m climbing that mountain.

58 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Oh that is SUCH GOOD NEWS! I am so excited for you!!!!

Keli Gwyn said...

Wowzers!!! Not only do you have a job, but it sounds like God blessed you beyond belief with the great salary and benefits. I hope you really enjoy your new position.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm thrilled, excited and happy for you!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

Cindy said...

Congratulations, Terri! I am so, so, so excited for you. God is definitely looking out for you and has blessed you at the perfect time. I can't wait to hear more about your new job :)

mamabear said...

Rejoicing with you! Praise God!

Gaia said...

Yay, I am so happy for you that it all turned out great. Prayers, Praise and more Blessings for you and your new job :)

KelliGirl said...

Terri,
Praise God! I am sooooooo happy for you. Through this journey you have lived a testimony of faith. Thank you for bringing light into a very dark situation, and shining it for all of us to see.

Tammy said...

Now that's great new!!!

Karen Wilber said...

That's wonderful! Praise God!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so happy for you, Terri!

May the Lord bless you in your new career.

Susan :))))))))

sarah said...

Woo hoo!!!!!! Cheering for you and totally thrilled. A sign again of His love...His care for His child. A huge Matzel Tov!! (congrats). Nikki

destrella said...

Could it be any more wonderful. He is the God of abundance and more than enough. Your heart was ready now for this job. :O)

Sassy Granny ... said...

Wow. I'm not surprised, but I'm thrilled! What a wonderful report, and such a testimony to your faithful, patient faith (even when threadbare); and God's goodness.

Looks like you now have those hind's feet for navigating the mountains.

Congratulations!
Kathleen

Carmen said...

I am SO incredibly EXCITED for you! That sounds like the perfect job for you too, never mind the great pay and benefits. Oh Terri! Such good news! Congratulations girl!! God is SO good!

lakeviewer said...

Great news for you and your family. A paycheck and good benefits can solve lots of problems.

Paul Greci said...

That is wonderful news!! And so awesome that you appreciate it so fully!! Way to go!!

Jan Cline said...

Terri!!!! Yay!!! I'm soooo happy for you. Congratulations my friend. God is good, He sees your faithfulness.

Katie Ganshert said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Krista Phillips said...

SO SO SO SO SO excited for you!!! Jumping up and down! WOOHOO!

Ginger said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you.

Lin Floyd said...

everything good comes to those who wait and have faith. CONGRATULATIONS!

Paula said...

Wonderful, wonderful news.

Karen Lange said...

Blessings and congratulations to you! Hooray:)

Journaling Woman said...

I had no doubt, and neither did you. Being in the midst of it though is trying.

YAY!

Pat said...

Wow! Awesome! And we can have lunch sometime! Whoop!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you!!!!!

Deborah said...

Great news! Congratulations!

AnooCre8ion said...

Congratulations Terri. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard what God has in store for those that love Him.

Blessings,
Vickie

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh my dear friend I'm am elated for you! Praise God. It's 12:39 A.M. and you make me feeling like dancing right now. LOL I am so very, very happy...it's so good to hear wonderful news such as that.

I love you my friend.

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Kristen Painter said...

Awesome! God is good!

Greg C said...

Whooo Hooo I am so happy for you. Yes the timing was perfect and hearing this good news gave me a pick me up too.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

My mom is a social worker and loves it. She went back to school in her 40's and set a huge example for me.

Way to go! I'm excited for you. :D
~ Wendy

jinksy said...

Isn't that the best news ever?! Congrats!

Yolanda said...

I truly have God-skin; and isn't it when we are in the valley, often times a long lonely valley...that we draw nearer and nearer to Him and when He says, NOW....that climb up is so glorious? I'm thrilled for you!! GO GOD!

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Trudy said...

Praise God indeed! So thrilled for you Terri, you most definitely deserve it. I hope the new job works out well for you.

We are still on the search for a FT position for Steve but God is blessing us in many other ways.

Hope everything else is well.

God bless and good luck with the new job!

Linda Glaz said...

Terri, the same happened to my husband two years ago. He brought his last severance check in from the mail, stared at it, stared at me, looked like a kicked puppy and went to watch tv. (AT nearly 60, I knew how hard this was for him). An hour and a half later, the big bosses called and offered him a job, not the same one, but with the same pay and benefits. He could start right away. God didn't even allow us to worry (cuz we shouldn't have been before-okay, we're human) more than one and a half hours. God is more than good, He's awesome! Congrats!

ginny said...

Praise God for His wonderous mercy!I could not be happier for you! We are still trying to climb up that mountain but keep sliding down:(
I am trusting God to work this all out for us.
Wonderful news, Terri! Amazing! God is good!

Natalie said...

I'm so happy for you Terri! God does hear our prayers.

Amy Tate said...

Terri!!!!!!!!!! I am crying and clapping at my computer for you!!!!!!! God is so good, and I am so thrilled for you and your hubby. You made my day!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, my gosh! I have tears in my eyes!
God is so very very good!

Elana Johnson said...

Woot! Congratulations on your new job!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMG YAYYYYYYY!!! (and I glanced down and saw the first paragraph of your post below *smiling*)

SO HAPPY FOR YOU _- whoop whoop whoopeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Woohooo! I'm SOOOO happy for you! It's amazing how God answers our prayers, and what an exciting way he's done it for you.
I feel like sending chocolate your way!
Have some cyber-Godiva girlie! :-)

Susan Wicker said...

Oh Terri...I am SO HAPPY for you. Will you still be working with elderly? That was wonderful news. Hope you will still keep up your blog. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Heckety said...

Congratulations and celebrations tra la la la la la la la la la la la! I'm VERY VERY VERY happy for you!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Only tears of joy in this moment as I see the hand of God move in profound measure for a friend. His provision is stunning; and while we cannot always trace his hands in our many matters... they are there. And your faith, my friend, has just grown. You will remember this the next time you hit a "bump" in the road.

Thank you precious Lord for taking care of my friend.

peace~elaine

Janna Qualman said...

Oh, Terri, I'm so overwhelmed for you! What a blessing. And a perfect fit, too. Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! Best of luck! Great news!

Julie Gillies said...

Woo-hoo! I'm SO happy for you, Terri. I'm thrilled for the good money you'll be earning and the nice benefits. God is good.

Celebrating with you! *Dancing the Happy Dance*

Warren Baldwin said...

Super-Duper wonderful! Congratulations!
You will do very well as Social Worker (and my wife is one, too).

wb

Heidi Willis said...

Yay God!! His timing is always so much better than ours!!

Congrats on finding His gift for you, and for being so grateful, even when He made you wait. :)

I so love to read posts like this!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

This is so awesome, Terri. Prayers have been answered for sure.

Congratulations and you must keep us informed as to how God moves in your life through this new job!

Carol Benedict said...

I'm so glad for you. Though I don't post here often, I've been following your progress and praying for your family.

Thanks for posting this as it gives me hope for members of my own family who've been out of work for a very long time.

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you got a great job. God answers our prayers. As you noted, His timing was perfect. I rejoice with you!

Carla Gade said...

Wonderful news, Terri! That's kind of how it worked out for my job. God is so good and his timing so perfect.
Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your new adventure.

Jackie said...

I am absolutely thrilled and rejoicing with you sister!!! Oh and His timing is absolutely perfect, Glory to God!!

I love to think about how His hand was upon you as you decided to be bold and drive to the HR office instead of applying on-line. A Divinely ordered "move" I'm sure and you were being lead by Him to do so!!! Glory to God!!

He is Faithful!!!

Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love your thankful heart. So thankful God is providing and you are willing to go where He sends you. :) God is good.