Monday, April 06, 2009

Prayer Needed

Christ is in our midst!

Today on the 5th Monday of Great Lent I went to work. I started my day, prepared what was needed and was then called into a meeting.

I had, as my readers know, been working in the corporate world. A world that I found very difficult to work in. Well, that has ended. The meeting was brief, quick and I was fired, they did not allow me to return to my desk, they packed up my belongings (including my Icons) and saw me to the door.

I am still a bit in shock, confused to say the least. But I must believe in God and that He does not allow anything to happen without a reason.

I think what is hardest for me is trying to know what to do next. I really do not know if I can continue to be a librarian. But I do not know what to do instead.

This is when not being married is the hardest for me - I wish I had someone like this to go through this with. Of course another income would be nice.

That said, God is with me, with us.

Please pray for me, a sinner.

22 comments:

Michelle M. said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers. I pray that you will be able to find another job quickly. Please keep us updated.

Mimi said...

Oh, oh, oh. Hugs. Oh, no. Prayers. Oh, oh. and Love.

Pres. Kathy said...

I am very sorry that his has happened. God has another plan for you. You are in our prayers.

matushkadonna said...

Oh, that's terrible, Elizabeth. Will pray for you.

elizabeth said...

Thank you Michelle for your prayers.

Thank you also Mimi!

Thank you so much Pres. Kathy.

and my dear Mat. Donna, thank you so much.

They always did say Lent is hard!!

TruthQuestioner said...

I'll be praying. You are in Christ's hands.

DebD said...

Oh no! That is awful! I am so sorry for you. Prayers for you. What is the job market like in your field?

Victoria said...

many well wishes, and prayers!
that is so harsh.
my husband was given the 'walk out' as well.
he was allowed to come back and pick up a cardboard box of his belongings the following week.
so weird. and such a shock.
the Lord be with you.

Michael Hermann said...

Shocked. Saddened. Why? So many questions must be coming to mind.

I am sorry that this has happened to you. That is difficult.

You are in my prayers Elizabeth, now and as you deal with this terrible news. Your right God is with us in these times.

E Helena E said...

Dear Elizabeth, I am terribly sorry! I, too, am stunned and shocked and asking why at this time, like this. I have no wise words. Cling to Him. My prayers and heart goes out to you.

elizabeth said...

Thank you S!
Thank you Deb - I am not sure with the economy how it will be right now...
V - thanks so much - I appreciate hearing this story - yeah - it is harsh and crazy.
MH- thank you. yes. it is rather crazy
E-H - there is nothing to do better than to pray. thank you.

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry that you have been treated this way.
My prayers that you will find suitable employment very soon.
Asking St Xenia to pray hard for you !

elizabeth said...

Thank you so much Elizabeth! I do not remember (forgive me please) if you commented before. (I have been up for hours with insomina so my mind is not what it should be!). Regardless, welcome here and thanks so very much for your prayers!

I love St. Xenia! Her icon is I think the first one I was ever given...

God is glorified in His saints!

RW said...

Oh. Elizabeth - I am sorry to hear of this news. I shall pray that the Lord reveals the new plan without delay because we know there is another plan for you.

elizabeth said...

thank you RW. i appreciate the prayers!

Asheya said...

Wow, that is so crazy. So weird that they wouldn't even allow you to go back to your desk.Just remember that while your financial future is uncertain right now, you have many other resources, including your spiritual family, your own personal strengths, your life experience, and even your cat for comfort!

elizabeth said...

thanks Asheya! yes God has given me many means of comfort. I must depend on His mercy.

Meadowlark Days said...

What a shock. I am so sorry to hear this. Sending you prayers. Please hang in there and keep us posted.

Elevation Perception said...

Dear Elizabeth! I am so terribly sorry that this has happened. I have heard very similar stories from several close family friends - it's heartbreaking to see another one. You are in my prayers. Lord, have mercy. As difficult as this is right now, I know God will provide for you in many more, better, ways. God bless.

elizabeth said...

T - thank you so much. Much appreciated! I am blessed by everyone's love and support!

November In My Soul said...

I apologize that this is a delayed response but I wanted to comment. I was fired in January after working for the same Sheriff for 10years. I found out when I saw my name in the newspaper. It is a hard blow and the unanswere questions may haunt you for some time. You are in the best possible hands and you have a many Orthodox folk offering up prayers on your behalf. Do not despair

elizabeth said...

Nov - thank you! I really appreciate this comment.