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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 471 and possible update on Tom's job

Please pray for us:

Tom heard at work today (through the rumor mill) that the 4 day work week could last into next year. I have to say, that scares and worries me. It was originally hoped that it would only last a couple of months. It's already been 4, we're starting the 5th month. I am entering the time of year when my business usually makes less money, and well, it's just scary. I have been trying really hard not to worry about it, but well...there it is. The worry. The fear. It is times like this that I have to hold fast to this promise from God from Matthew 6:25-34

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

3 comments:

Di said...

I hope it is just a rumor, however, it might be time for Tom to think about looking for a different job. At least he still has a job. I know that I have told you before that I believe very strongly that everything happens for a reason. There is a bigger plan that we don't always understand, but very often when one door closes, another one opens. I am sure it will all work out for the best eventually. Just try not to give up.

KiddoKare1 said...

He has thought about finding another job, but there are several things to consider. First and foremost is insurance. With my diabetes if we ended up having to pay the COBRA prices while he was waiting to get on the new insurance, I do not think we could afford it. Second is the fact that we took out a huge loan against his 401K three years ago (before Dave and Financial Peace University). We’ve still got two more years of payments on that. If he quits his job, that comes out of his 401K immediately and we have to pay taxes on it. Then there’s the fact that he’s making a decent hourly wage and if he takes another job, chances are that even with 40 hours a week, he’s not going to match what he’s making now. All that being said, we have been talking about it and praying about it and trying to make the right decision.

Di said...

Wow, that is really a lot to consider! I am sure you will make the right decision......