No Dead Ends

I am thankful that I have been able to get a new part time job.  This will replace my unemployment that was so unsure.  Now I am praying that this job will work into a long-term position so that I will have stable income.
For the last several weeks I have been concerned about our financial status and whether or not I was heading to a dead end with the unemployment.  I knew I could not stay on it indefinitely and I needed to find some kind of job to keep paying the bills.  This job seemed made for that.
I just couldn’t see the way clear but I had given up on trying to do something on my own.  So I just prayed that God would help me find the right place and left it in his hands.
Then I read this scripture in Isaiah 43 where God is speaking.  I felt like he was speaking directly to me. 
Thank you God for telling me not to be afraid.  You have redeemed me.  You have called my name.  I am yours. 
When life is rough and I am in over my head, you are there with me.  When I am in one of the storms of life I will not go down.  The waters will not rush over me.  When I’m in a dark alley with a brick wall at the end and the enemy is approaching, you give me a way out.  You are my God.  You are my personal God.  You are my Savior.  You paid a huge price for me.  I am precious to you.
You love me.  You would sell off the whole world for me.  You would trade the creation just for me.
Help me to come to know you God.  Help me to learn to trust you.  Help me to understand that you are I AM and what that means.  Help me to understand who I AM is.  I want to know you more.  I want to trust you.
Help me find the escape in all of my dead ends.
Isaiah 43
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.  I’ve called your name. You’re mine.  When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.  When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.  When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end – Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior.  I paid a huge price for you:  all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!

That’s how much you mean to me!  That’s how much I love you!  I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.
So that you’ll come to know and trust me, understand both that I am and who I am.”

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