SignsoftheTimes - Your post is heartbreaking. I'm sad to hear about the
tunnel that you have been stuck in.My husband and I were stuck in a
tunnel together for many years and he has been stuck in a tunnel of job loss and
unemployment more than once. We, too, prayed for answers and for relief and
felt like we were being ignored. However, through many years of stress and
disappointment, we have finally emerged on the other side of those painful
tunnels. When it feels like the answers aren't coming, keep moving forward
and doing what you know to be right. I can say without a doubt that the answers
come . . . they just don't always come on OUR timetable.Best
wishes to you.
I love this quote about the tunnels we go through by Brad Wilcox in his talk
"His Grace is Sufficient." "Grace is not a booster
engine that kicks in once our fuel supply is exhausted. Rather, it is our
constant energy source. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel, but the
light that moves us through the tunnel. Grace is not achieved somewhere down the
road. It is received right here and right now. . . . Seek Christ, and as you do,
you will feel the enabling power and divine help we call His amazing grace."
~ Brad Wilcox
Being a man, I can say these tunnels are not unique to women. I've been in
one for over three years now. Despite many prayers and hours of pondering and
working to figure out what the next step should be in my career, no answers have
come. Ever. I've done everything that one could or should do, but none of
it has worked. The answers don't always come. I'm just working my tail
off to create my own answers and I've learned that what I thought was true
for the past 15 years of my life is just a facade.
Turn the lights on. Slow down.