Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My test of Faith

I feel as though when things seem to be bright and uplifted, they suddenly fall and I begin to be tested.  It never seems to be the smalls things, rather the really BIG things that require me to have the upmost faith in my God!  Well, these past two days have been just that.  Yesterday, I received a phone call with a bride canceling their services with us for their wedding.  I was stunned and couldn't believe it.  Although, the wedding was for next year and I feel confident, that I can hopefully book the date again to make up for our loss.  Well.... if that wasn't bad enough... we received TWO [2] phone calls back to back with 2 other couples canceling their weddings altogether.  First of all, I feel horrible for them.  One being a really sweet couple that I just fell in love with.  It broke my heart to hear this news, truly it did.  And another scary part... both were my upcoming weddings for THIS year!  :( 

Needless to say, I just lost 3 weddings in two days.  This is not a good thing.  Weddings are what help put food on the table and pay for the day to day expenses.  I'm just having a really hard time dealing with this right now.  I'm trying so hard to remain calm and trust that God is mighty and He's always there for us.  This is my time when God seeks us and tests our faith in Him.  I feel it Lord, really, I'm feeling it!

Please pray for us as we struggle to make up for these HUGE losses.  Its going to hit us hard financially and we need your prayers and encouragement.  

Until then, Brantley 


Leigh said...

You're adopting. Satan is attacking you extra hard because of it. I know it sounds crazy to think about and you might not believe me but I have read and seen this happen with every family I know that is adopting. Things break down, jobs are lost, anything to discourage you from adopting because Satan hates it. He hates it because it is from God. Keep your head up, you are wrapped in the arms of our Creator, nothing is better than that!

Practically Perfect... said...

New(er) reader here! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of those weddings. I agree with Leigh that it really does seem like an attack right now. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you guys!

Meg, Drew, and Ian too! said...

I couldn't agree with Leigh more! Adoption is an act of pure love and surely, for that reason alone, Satan will push back against it. God has led you to this path and is walking it beside you. Just like your blog says...He will not leave you and Richard as orphans. He will shelter and protect you and your baby as he brings you together as a family. Trust in Him always. We are here for you if you need us!

Amber Walters Photography said...

I'm sorry to hear that you lost three weddings in one day. I had close to the same thing happen to me last year. When it rains it pours. I hope that things start to look up for you very soon. Try to think positively. When I was pregnant with Arianah, my dad & husband got transferred to Columbia from Brunswick, GA. I had to turn down 20 weddings that year. I was devastated. When Arianah arrived, I understood the reason. As you know, Arianah was born with club feet. Her treatment took up much of my time driving to Spartanburg once a week for 6 weeks. It was a good thing I didn't have those weddings because I would have had to cancel on the clients anyway. All things happen for a reason, it just might take awhile to see the reason.
Wishing you the best.