Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ezra-God Has Not Forgotten You

Last week I visited a new church and was pulled into the pastor's sermon right away.

I'd like to share a bit of how it affected me. In Ezra, God told the Israelites to return to Judah and rebuild His temple. He said go, and they went.

Tim and I were shocked this fall when we heard God calling us to South Carolina. We were true emptynesters an life was good. After much prayer and discernment, Tim took the job and moved to South Carolina to begin his work.

I'm still in Kentucky at this time waiting on our home to sell.

When God's people got to Judah they struggled to rebuild what had been destroyed. Ezra declared God had not forgotten them.

I needed to hear that because sometimes I feel like God has forgotten me. I know He hasn't though.

Tim has used his time to fully immerse himself into his new job. He's spent time with residents and employees and worked long hours. I've used this time to study for the exam I need to take to become a pharmacist in SC. Last Sunday night I discovered, by the grace of God, I passed. My next hurdle was to meet with the board of pharmacy for an interview. I learned this happens once a month, and last Friday was the day. So I caught a flight and met with them on Friday, January 13. When I left the meeting, I was licensed to practice pharmacy in South Carolina.

During this time, a family has shown interest in our home and looked at it twice. I don't know if they'll buy it, but I do know God has not forgotten me.

If you feel lost or forgotten, please believe me. God has not forgotten you.

I don't know why I'm still in Kentucky, and I don't know what your struggle is. But I believe Romans 8:28. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.




6 comments:

  1. Have followed you on Seekerville. Admire you as a pharmacist, writer, and have been praying for you in your new journey. God will work all things out; I've been involved with house sales, and HE did miracles. Your words here inspire me. Blessings!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! Thanks also for your prayers. They are much appreciated!

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  2. Beautiful post, Jackie. I'm praying for you, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. I appreciate your prayers.

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