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Husband lost his job

Psalms 86: 7, In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. 

This morning my husband was fired. It didn’t really come as a surprise as they’ve been threatening to fire him for months, but it’s certainly not welcome news. We’re already under threat of eviction due to being behind on the rent. Now, this.

If you know any of our story, you know that my husband has been abusive towards us. We’ve not in physical danger from him (though he has been physically abusive before), but his verbal, emotional, spiritual, and financial abuse is relentless.  This is not the first time he’s been fired. During our marriage, he’s been fired five or six times, and he was fired other times before I met him. His’ health isn’t good, neither is his emotional state, and I’m honestly not sure what this will do to him.

God is certainly sovereign and I trust Him. He has been and certainly will continue to provide for our needs. Even in the darkest of nights, He’s been there. Never have my children and I failed to know He was fighting our battles.  Our trust in Him is not only unshakable but has increased throughout our many trials.

Some friends of mine had suggested a few days ago that I start a GoFundMe to help raise money for the landlord, and I did. That has helped some. We set the goal for $3,000.00 and have raised a little over a thousand. My daughter, on her own, had started one, trying to raise money to leave my husband due to his abuse. Hers simply never took off. I really don’t know how things are going to go now, or even what our options might be, considering. I’m not asking anyone for help but if you could pray for us, I would appreciate it.

My husband is head over heels in debt and that makes this that much harder. He filed bankruptcy just a year or so ago (for the third time) and his credit is shot. Unwisely, he had taken out two title loans, multiple payday loans, and various loans from family and friends.  He’s behind on not only the rent but also on the utilities and other bills. Our landlord wants us out and has filed eviction papers. And now my husband has lost his job. God alone can help us.

Thank you all, and God bless.

To God be the glory, now and forever, in this as in all things.

Anna

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