Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Prayer & A Promise

Lately, things around the Pulford household have been, well, let's just say gloomy.

I don't normally like spilling the contents of our personal struggles here on the blog world, usually it's just me complaining and whining like a good lil' Christian about my own side of the story but today I feel I need to be transparent with you guys. Is that okay? Good 'cuz you don't really have a choice, it's my blog haha {seriously though}

Financially, we are sinking. FAST!
My unemployment, which was originally suppose to last until Dec of this year, got prematurely cut off by the state. Lame sauce. There goes about $800 a month down the tubes...not to mention bills piling up the wazoo and I've been stretching our groceries like Gumby. My husband and I are doing what we can with whatever resources we have, but it's not enough...not even a little! Now I'm not saying this to gain pity or to make ya'll feel bad for us. I'm sharing because I know we are not the only ones going through a storm.

The thing is, I was praying to the Lord and it went something like this:
"Lord Jesus, I know You are our Provider and I trust that You will deliver us!"
Not bad, right? Course not...however, that prayer just didn't sit right...then during my bible reading/prayer time, God placed a quote on my heart. One I haven't heard in a LONG time but can remember it being so profound. {If you don't know anything about me, know that I love quotes, collecting quotes, sharing quotes etc etc. It makes my heart happy.}

Here is what the quote states. Now I have NO idea who said it or where it came from, so I apologize I cannot give credit where it's due, but here it is:


God was telling me that sometimes He doesn't deliver us from our battles, not because He can't but because there is a lesson that needs to be learned by going through it. If He did deliver us, the lesson would be lost. It's not saying that He isn't going to be there! It's not saying that God is going to abandon us to fend for ourselves like Survivor. It is a promise that we serve a God that is ALWAYS bigger than our battles, and if we come up against a Goliath-sized problem, He is able to bring us THROUGH the problem, rather than over it or around it!! What an amazing promise!!

So today, as I sit here at 2am on my dim laptop thinking about our life and the current circumstances, I feel a great peace in my soul. The dishes are dirty in the sink. The floor is out of control. Time is flying by faster than Marty from Back to the Future. However, God is STILL for me...He is still for us!!
So let me encourage you, don't pray for deliverance, that may not be God's plan, but pray to be kept, anchored in Jesus, to that Rock of Salvation. For when the storm blows, the boat may rock, but the anchor keeps still!!!!!!

"For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil"
Hebrew 6:16-19 / KJV


  1. New follower from GFC blog hop! I'm excited to have found your blog, and you have a dedicated follower in me! I am so thankful that the LORD carries us through our trials and storms so that we might better serve Him. I hope you'll join me at!

  2. Welcome Amy, praise the Lord!!

  3. Stopping in from the Blog Hop! I was just thinking the same thing "IF GOD BRINGS YOU TO IT, HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT!!". Remember that your followers are here for you! We've all needed support!


  4. Thank you Sara!! You are sweet :)

  5. Hi there! Now following from the life of a not so ordinary wife's sponsor giveaway. Thanks for sponsoring!

  6. Dalayna, great! Good luck girl!

  7. Jacy, I'm so sorry to hear of your struggles. But you have an inner strength that will help carry you during this difficult time. I was laid off of my job last August and still haven't been able to find another, so I can completely relate to your situation. Your faith and your family WILL get you through this!

  8. Wow...I must admit..I've been thru this exact circumstance for the last year or so and the Lord has just brought us through it all, finally. My husband was on Unemployment for a long time and then it was just cut, but that was our ONLY source of income. He did find work, then he was laid off, yet again. We went a solid 7 months with NO income. Zilch. We are strong Christians and thank God for everything we've experienced...if you would like to speak to a fellow sister who has been thru this recently, I'd love to speak to you...We have a 17 month old and a 3 yr old (as of today, it's her bday!! SQUEEE)'s the hardest thing I've ever gone thru my entire life...but it made my husband and I stronger in our relationship together, with our children, our God, and a lot better at stretching a dollar for that matter, lol!!

    It will all be ok.

    ~Kristen <--hit me up =]

  9. Marsi, you're so sweet, thank you!!

    Kristen, whoa, we def need to chat :)
    Will be in touch girl, thanks for stopping by and reaching out, God bless xoxo


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