This January 29th at 4 pm, I got a phone call from the Library. They offered me the permanent position of Information Technology Specialist and I accepted it. I will begin work on February 16th. Thank the Lord! I also found a very faithful Christian church only two blocks away from my current location. The studies there do not seek to make me feel falsely good about myself - they are honest, challenging, and grounded in Scripture. I am excited to attend more messages and to hear God's word preached.
After nearly two years here (June 2008-January 2010), I finally have a job that is not limited to only a few months at a time. I could never have planned all of this myself. God brought people into my life at just the right times to ensure that I had the necessities provided for - housing, food, etc. As the hymn says, "His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me." (Matthew 6:26-29)
"O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot...
I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:5, 8-11