A Desolate Place

It’s amazing how a change makes verses in the Bible come alive!

My husband lost his job on Friday. I write two blogs, but have yet to make any money. Today I was looking up the cross references to Psalms 71:7. (I take 1 or 2 verses a day to study. I look up all of the cross references and the definition of any words I do not understand.)

Psalms 71:7, “I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.”

I have become a sign to those who follow my frugalfish.org blog. They are waiting to see what happens and how God takes care of us.

My husband uses the “Relevant” Bible Reading Guide also. Since he’s here all of the time, he has been sharing what he read. (I told him to type it up in the comment section of my blog and to stop preaching to me!) I thought of him when I read today’s verse.

Mark 6:4, “And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.'”

Being unemployed is a desolate place, but as we read today, it is in the desolate places that we can rest.

Mark 6:31, “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest awhile.'”

Yesterday, Joyce Meyer said, “The only thing we are to seek is God. We are not to seek for anything else.” I want to seek another job for my husband because I would like to continue eating! Then I read John 6:27.

John 6:27, “Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you…”

I shouldn’t worry, because we have plenty of food. When we are employed, it is hard to rest and wait on God. When we are unemployed, we have no choice.