Prayer Request

Beloved friends, some of you from the prayer group already know that my husband lost his job last week and I greatly appreciate the love and prayers being sent.

The company eliminated his entire team due to company cuts from low production. This news came as a shock to us and now we are dealing with job loss including the loss of medical insurance at the end of this month.

We have gone through this before in 2012. At that time, I had a few toddlers and a baby in diapers. Although my health was still good at that point (and I could just eat junk), I’m currently healing from a hard time of TBI and fatigue which requires more intentional care.

Please pray for my family as we face this new trial. Especially for wisdom and guidance which my husband needs as we seek God for His leading and direction.

God got us through seven months of unemployment before and I know He will get us through this again a second time around. (May I just say I wish we didn’t have to face this again?)😭

Nothing happens outside of God’s will and I’m trusting in His goodness, faithfulness and perfect plan for our lives. I do know that He will work all things together for our good because He promises so to those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) During the seven month interim of unemployment we never went without food and God took care of our bills. Sometimes it was a friend pitching in or neighbor bringing groceries and quietly leaving canned goods on our deck. Sometimes it was people giving us odd jobs of chopping wood or farming that got us through. God provided for us then and I’m eager to watch Him at work again.

This past week we emptied out all our change and discovered we had over $80 in quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies! And I sold a pair of sneakers on Facebook Marketplace and got $20. It was amazing! πŸ˜ƒ He is working already. Actually, He’s never not working.

I’m reminding myself of my mama’s words to me, “One day at a time, Viv, one day at a time.”

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

Much love,

Viv β€πŸ™

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Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

99 thoughts on “Prayer Request”

  1. Heavenly Father, we honor your name. We lift up Vivian and her family. Thank you for caring for all their needs because you love and care for them. No matter the challenge, they will never lack. We put our trust in you and you will never fail Vivian and her family. Thank you that you have already answered in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen

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    1. Many hugs back dearest Ana. Thank you for the prayers on our behalf. I cherish them! ❀❀

      I’m continuing to pray for you daily dear one. Are you okay? Has your body adjusted to the new meds?

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      1. You’re most welcome! That’s the greatest gift we can give one another – the gift of prayer.
        The doctor had to once again increase the dosage of the pain meds, I’m waiting for my body to respond to them. They say it usually takes 2 weeks or so. But all is well, all will be well. πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸ½

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    1. Thanks brother! This greatly encourages my heart just now. I wish I could get a job but my health won’t allow it at this time. Last time we were unemployed I sold crocheted items online but it’s a lot of work for just pennies of profit. I’m so thankful for this comment Ryan. God bless you always! πŸ€—

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  2. Oh Vivian, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know how scary it is to be facing no health insurance while living with an illness. I so wish you lived close so I could come over with a meal and sit and chat with you. Prayers are being sent up for you all.

    wendi

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    1. No health insurance is tough. I hope this passes soon and my hubby finds work quickly. Everything seems so uncertain just now so I deeply appreciate my blogging family being here for me. Awwwww, that would be so much fun and I bet we would love sitting and chatting. ❀❀

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      1. Having job uncertainty on top of health is very scary. But I know this will be a short time before your wonderful husband will be working again. I will pray for the best job for your husband and for all your needs to be met! Amen.

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  3. Praying for you sweet sis. I totally understand. Andrew and I have been through this many times. We’re still going through it. God is so good. He WILL supply. I have a verse for you. When I read this verse recently it was so comforting to me. This is us. We’re in good hands. No we’re in the BEST of hands.

    Luke 16:19-31 New International Version (NIV)

    The Rich Man and Lazarus

    19 β€œThere was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

    22 β€œThe time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, β€˜Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

    25 β€œBut Abraham replied, β€˜Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

    27 β€œHe answered, β€˜Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

    29 β€œAbraham replied, β€˜They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

    30 β€œβ€˜No, father Abraham,’ he said, β€˜but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

    31 β€œHe said to him, β€˜If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

    Blessed are the Poor. Why? For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 5:3) God’s got us. It’s for our protection. It doesn’t feel that way sometimes, but the truth is that this is the absolute best thing for us. Love you Viv. ❀

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    1. Oh thank you Tina! β€πŸ€— This passage of scripture really helps. I find myself pouring over these verses more and more as they seem more relevant than if we never suffered such things. It’s amazing how God provides such comfort through others in the body. We’re going to make it Tina. Love you too Sis, and I’m forever grateful for your support. ❀❀

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  4. Praying for your husband to get a job Viv. This can be a stressful time but I pray that you will have peace while you wait for HIM to open that door of opportunity. May the Lord provide for you all in an amazing way.

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    1. Yeah, I couldn’t believe we had so much change! It will help go towards my meds and I’m brainstorming what else I can sell on Facebook. I’ve always enjoyed working in retail!🀣

      Awww, thanks brother Stu! πŸ€“πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Yeah, I saw someone selling table legs. I was like, hmmmm….okay!πŸ˜‰ Thanks Stu, you are such a blessing to me and I thank God for your compassion and kindness. ☺

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  5. My sweet Viv, I have been praying for you and the family non-stop!
    I leave you with reminder from our Lord, β€œWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah‬ ‭43:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬. My love to you always πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—

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    1. Sweetest Dee, I am moved by your loving Prayers! I just got the email for the prayers from crossway. So good! And so many are very relevant presently too. I’m praying for you and your dear mama! All my LOVE, Viv from VA. β€πŸ€—πŸ’•

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      1. 😭😭😭❀❀❀ We will make it Dee. I’m praying for you darling and your mama.❀

        I feel like my dog Molly’s stuffed moose Gregory with the stuffing that’s all ripped out of him. He’s nothing left but a rag.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

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      2. Hahahaha!
        What a description!
        Viv, it’s a blessing for us to be crushed – we end up with new 🍷 Our friend Samuel alludes to this too.
        Thank you for the prayers too. We’re in this together πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      3. I’m so glad you reminded me of this thought Dearest. I’m ever reminded of the goodness of God just in sending those thoughts of support and truth whenever I wish to wallow and be sad.
        We are in this together and I’m so so thankful for you. I just talked to my mama on the phone. She is very supportive as well and I know she would love you. ❀❀❀

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      4. Awww, one of these days, I see God orchestrating a way for us to cross the lines of our states and meet up. I look forward to that with all my heart. Much love to mom too πŸ€—β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—. Yes Viv, we are being made into new wine πŸ€—β€οΈ

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      5. I was JUST thinking the same thing!πŸ˜„πŸ˜€ I would love that so much and you could meet mama too. πŸ˜ƒ

        Amen. Someday we’ll meet my friend. β€πŸ’•

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      6. Lord, we lift up our requests to You even at this time and ask that as You continue to prepare our hearts for this time, that You would also prepare our resources as well. We ask Father that You would continue to show us Your love, grace and compassion so that we can be used for others and each other mightily. In Jesus’ name. Amen. ❀️

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      7. Okay, I just wanted to see if you wanted to friend me on Facebook so we could talk via voice clips. It’s so easier on my brain than text but text is okay. ☺❀

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    1. I’ve always loved that verse too. My former pastor’s wife pointed me towards that psalm years ago and I’ve carried it with me during these times of lean. Much love Dawn and thank you for adding me to your prayer list. XoxoπŸ’•πŸ’•

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  6. Praying for you Viv! I know our God shall SUPPLY ALL your need according to His riches in glory! I have had to stand a many a day on that one, even when I didn’t feel it. It’s hard sometimes walking by faith …Somehow the bills were paid and food on the table. I look back and only God could have done itβ€”to bring money out of nowhere…πŸ™πŸΌ Out of curiosity what kind of items did you crochet and sell at one time?

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    1. Good morning sweetie. Can’t sleep. Thank you for praying and for relating. I will Google that verse and memorize it too!!β€πŸ’• I have often wished money grew on trees.🀣 Yes, He will provide and we will trust.

      I crocheted just about anything. I can send you a link to my crochet board on Pinterest I created of my creations. Hats, blankets, clothes, booties, etc. I did pretty well at the time but people here won’t pay for what things handcrafted are worth. πŸ™„

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  7. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers!! We went through this several years ago and were amazed at how God took us through it. I love your mom’s wise words! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™

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    1. Thanks my sweet neighbor. I’m sorry you also faced this but encouraged to hear how God helped you. Yes, my mama just called……she is a rock to me and very wise. Much love Michelle. πŸ’•πŸ’•β€πŸ€—

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  8. Been praying for y’all sweet friend. Believing God is gonna open doors for your husband and provide in ways that only He can. You are such a blessing and encourager. Love and hugsπŸ’—πŸ™πŸ»

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  9. Vivian, I am sorry for this news. I know the pain of job loss as i experienced it twice during my teaching career when staff cuts were made. I will be sure to be more specific with my prayers for you and your family’s needs. You are right about God being with us, and He is with you right now.

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    1. Thanks Richard, it’s not fun or easy facing this but I do feel the presence of God as He comforts me in this trial. For that I am thankful and for the years of employment I also am thankful. I greatly appreciate how you related to us here and for your prayers. God bless you slwsys!

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