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hazeleyes33
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How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

My dh has been looking for a job for over month now (he is working VERY part time) and he goes to interviews and they all sound promising, but nothing.

I believe there is a reason for everything and that God has a plan for all of us and things will happen when they are supposed to but HOW do you get back to having faith when it is one disappointment after another??

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Posted 11/14/08 10:13 PM
 
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beachgirl
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

I honestly dont know. I wish I had words of advice for you but I dont. I just wanted to give you hugs Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/14/08 10:24 PM
 

SweetestOfPeas
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

never give up.

these are tough times for anyone looking for a job. hang in there... stay positive! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 11/14/2008 10:27:53 PM.

Posted 11/14/08 10:27 PM
 

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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

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Posted 11/14/08 10:31 PM
 

HoneyBadger
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

You have to just keep your head up and plow through this tough time.

You'll get through this, just hang in there!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

ETA: Oh and an occasional glass of vino always helps!! Chat Icon


I kid, I kid!!!

Message edited 11/14/2008 10:40:05 PM.

Posted 11/14/08 10:39 PM
 

rojerono
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

I'm gonna say something that might sound stupid.

You don't have to find faith. Faith is.

We cry and we grieve and we get angry. We worry and we fret. And maybe we even act impulsively and say regretful things.

But Faith waits silently for you to catch a glimpse. And when you finally stop and breathe and look around you find yourself surrounded by blessings. They are always there - but sometimes it's like a light just goes on and you remember them. And when you start to notice them - more appear. And Faith shines out from the same spot it always was.

I will say a prayer for your family in hopes that things get better more quickly!

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ETA: I know how it feels to have a husband out of work in uncertain times like this. Rob has been laid off since early June. He isn't working at all and it's going to be an interesting Christmas.. But the good side? He's become insanely close to our kids and we don't go batty looking for babysitters on school holidays.

Message edited 11/14/2008 10:59:59 PM.

Posted 11/14/08 10:55 PM
 

EckoRed81504
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

OP you took the words right outta my mouth...
I know what you're going through. Trust me.

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Posted 11/14/08 10:58 PM
 

hazeleyes33
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by beachgirl

I honestly dont know. I wish I had words of advice for you but I dont. I just wanted to give you hugs Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon




Thanks :)

Posted 11/14/08 10:59 PM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

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Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

never give up.

these are tough times for anyone looking for a job. hang in there... stay positive! Chat Icon Chat Icon



Thanks :) And I know we are better off than many people but I still don't understand somedays.

Posted 11/14/08 11:00 PM
 

hazeleyes33
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Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by imthekevinofcindyandkevin

It's times like this that test your faith. It's easy to have faith when things are going well. This too shall pass and you will be a stronger person because of it. Good luck to your DH. I hope he finds something soon.




Thanks so much :)

Posted 11/14/08 11:00 PM
 

hazeleyes33
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Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by Jennie0898

You have to just keep your head up and plow through this tough time.

You'll get through this, just hang in there!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

ETA: Oh and an occasional glass of vino always helps!! Chat Icon


I kid, I kid!!!




Thanks, so true about the wine!! :)

Posted 11/14/08 11:00 PM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

13060 total posts

Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by rojerono

I'm gonna say something that might sound stupid.

You don't have to find faith. Faith is.

We cry and we grieve and we get angry. We worry and we fret. And maybe we even act impulsively and say regretful things.

But Faith waits silently for you to catch a glimpse. And when you finally stop and breathe and look around you find yourself surrounded by blessings. They are always there - but sometimes it's like a light just goes on and you remember them. And when you start to notice them - more appear. And Faith shines out from the same spot it always was.

I will say a prayer for your family in hopes that things get better more quickly!

Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

ETA: I know how it feels to have a husband out of work in uncertain times like this. Rob has been laid off since early June. He isn't working at all and it's going to be an interesting Christmas.. But the good side? He's become insanely close to our kids and we don't go batty looking for babysitters on school holidays.




Thanks so much. My dh being home for the kids is a good thing too, not paying for childcare and I wish I made more money and he COULD stay home (even though I don't think he would want to all the time) because it is easier for me and he helps alot more out with the house.

Posted 11/14/08 11:02 PM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

13060 total posts

Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by EckoRed81504

OP you took the words right outta my mouth...
I know what you're going through. Trust me.

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Thanks :)

Posted 11/14/08 11:02 PM
 

ILJ619
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Irene

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

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that is what faith is...holding out hope for something unseen and just trusting that God is in control despite what is before you. Dont take your eyes off him even when its the easiest thing to do. I hope your DH finds something soon!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/14/08 11:25 PM
 

heathergirl
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

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I just keep going.

I allow myself a little bit of anger, a little sadness, a little crying and then I just keep going. I figure out how to deal with it as it comes--it's hard enough to worry about the present, let alone the future, so I just take it one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time. I am the type of person that, when faced with trying times, is the strong one, is the do-er, is the calm one. I truly believe there's nothing worse that can happen, I truly believe things will turn around. I keep that belief no matter what.

I just have to keep going and take it one day at a time and I know it will get better. And it will for you too Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/08 9:10 AM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

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Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by ilt1221

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that is what faith is...holding out hope for something unseen and just trusting that God is in control despite what is before you. Dont take your eyes off him even when its the easiest thing to do. I hope your DH finds something soon!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon




Thanks :)

Posted 11/15/08 9:46 AM
 

hazeleyes33
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Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by heathergirl

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I just keep going.

I allow myself a little bit of anger, a little sadness, a little crying and then I just keep going. I figure out how to deal with it as it comes--it's hard enough to worry about the present, let alone the future, so I just take it one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time. I am the type of person that, when faced with trying times, is the strong one, is the do-er, is the calm one. I truly believe there's nothing worse that can happen, I truly believe things will turn around. I keep that belief no matter what.

I just have to keep going and take it one day at a time and I know it will get better. And it will for you too Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



I WISH I was like you. I do NOT get calm-lol!! My mom is like you and believes that things happen for a reason and doesn't get too upset with things.
Thanks for your advice :)

Posted 11/15/08 9:47 AM
 

1stimemom
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

I understand exactley how you feel right now, unfortunately (see my post on the sucks board) just want to offer Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon and assure you that you WILL get through this. That is faith. It is what keeps us going when in all reality, we should just give upChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I like to read this sometimes as well:

Footprints
One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

Message edited 11/15/2008 10:05:40 AM.

Posted 11/15/08 10:04 AM
 

DayDay
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Member since 9/06

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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

God only gives you what you can handle.. that's my mantra these days.. Stay strong.. there's only one place to go and that's up!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/08 10:15 AM
 

Dani922
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Danielle

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

I could have written this myself! I am going through something similar right now (except DH has only been looking for a week). On top of DH being laid off, FIL was just laid off, my mother is going for surgery... when it rains, it pours! Everyone is telling me to cheer up because things can only get better from here; that I need to have faith because everything always works out for the best. Right now, all I can see is my little girl that I have to find a way to buy Christmas gifts for & the fact that we have another one on the way to support. I just don't know where to find faith right now. I don't know how to be positive when all I feel is fear, anxiety, & sadness. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I hope your DH finds a job soon. You will be in my prayers Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/08 10:47 AM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

13060 total posts

Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by 1stimemom

I understand exactley how you feel right now, unfortunately (see my post on the sucks board) just want to offer Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon and assure you that you WILL get through this. That is faith. It is what keeps us going when in all reality, we should just give upChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I like to read this sometimes as well:

Footprints
One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."



Thank you :)

Posted 11/15/08 1:46 PM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

13060 total posts

Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by LLandDayDay

God only gives you what you can handle.. that's my mantra these days.. Stay strong.. there's only one place to go and that's up!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Sometimes it does NOT feel like that though-lol-thanks.

Posted 11/15/08 1:46 PM
 

hazeleyes33
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

13060 total posts

Name:
Ginger

Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

Posted by Dani922

I could have written this myself! I am going through something similar right now (except DH has only been looking for a week). On top of DH being laid off, FIL was just laid off, my mother is going for surgery... when it rains, it pours! Everyone is telling me to cheer up because things can only get better from here; that I need to have faith because everything always works out for the best. Right now, all I can see is my little girl that I have to find a way to buy Christmas gifts for & the fact that we have another one on the way to support. I just don't know where to find faith right now. I don't know how to be positive when all I feel is fear, anxiety, & sadness. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I hope your DH finds a job soon. You will be in my prayers Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon




You are in my prayers too
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Posted 11/15/08 1:47 PM
 

Phyl
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

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Posted 11/15/08 2:00 PM
 

CaseyGirl
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Re: How do you find faith when nothing goes right?

I try to remember that God has a plan for us all and someday it will all make sense. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 11/15/2008 5:09:24 PM.

Posted 11/15/08 5:09 PM
 
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