The long story made short is.. I sold my business of 8 years, and sold the house I lived in for the last 14 years. Neither decision came without significant pain involved for both myself and my wife.
These were stormy times of asking God why, crying to God where are you? These were times of confession, and remorse over mistakes I had made and questioning my value as a man.
Another great blessing is we found a church that is close to home that we really really like. We have made new friends, and are both part of bible studies. It suits us well as we find fellowship and a desire to be involved and serve.
Beyond finding a church, my spiritual life is healing. I even find it was good to have it stripped raw during the storm, and to get back to the basics free of any previous church and faith baggage leaving my core beliefs intact.
I am prayerful and peaceful in finding a job. <Insert prayers here>
I pray this stormy story encourages those of you who are in a storm. Remember to pray, and listen to God even when He seems to be silent. The lessons learned in this silence are priceless.
Jeff (bailing water in the Back Pew) Larson