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As I shared in my first blog, my husband has been unemployed for just under 4 weeks now—he was laid off the day before Thanksgiving. Situations like these turn one’s world on its side and require new perspectives.  

I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to friends or colleagues in the past who, when something bad happens, begin to question God. You know, “Why would He allow this to happen to me?” or “What have I done wrong to deserve this?” Some of these folks have even been regular church-goers. I find it curious that they only like God when the good times roll.

My experience, however, is that God works through both the good and the bad—that one-liner about God working in mysterious ways is indeed true.  

I have learned over the years that if I truly am a servant of God—and I am—then I need to release myself entirely into Divine grace and let Spirit drive. The tunnel may be long and dark, but I remain silent, not questioning...just waiting to see what’s at the other end.  

Carolyn Myss says that these are the times when you need to see the world as a mystic would and look past the illusion.  

Even when I don’t understand why things are the way they are, and am unfamiliar with the terrain, I trust that God is in command. It’s alright not to know what’s happening.

The void is not such a bad place to be right now: I have my health, a wonderful marriage, and a toasty fire every day and night of my vacation because our heater broke and we can’t afford to fix it.  

I can see the dark road well enough by the light of this beautiful fire, and I am profoundly grateful.


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