So Like Job.
In the Bible their is the book of Job, a man who had a very prosperous
life, an abundant family, big farm, fine health, and it was all taken away from
him, by way of God. In the story he had 3 friends, who keep pressing on him
to curse God and die; he would not, I recall at a Bible study 'I said with
friends like that who needs enemie's. In the end Job was rewarded for his
faith, he was given everything back and then some, a great story of what
faith can accomplish.
In my story, going back I to had a very good life, a new 2BR townhouse in
Georgia, 3 cars, money in the bank, a loving pet Sammie, the Braves were
wining devisions, a refrigerator filled, a fairly good job, fine climate to live in
during the winter months, some very good friends, and what I felt was very
The change came fast, just before my first stroke, we relocated to Ocala FL,
which was by choice, my money matters went down hill, could not take 3
cars to FL, job's do not pay well in FL which was a given; I had no health
insurance, my stroke happened on the job. I could not go back to work,
which put real pressure on everything, my mental state took a very big
So, even had to move back to NY, after my second stroke, almost
broke, had to move in with my older brother, which in itself is sad. I fell
down the outside stairs while living there, broke my hip, spent 3 months
in the VA hospital; to this day I walk with a limp, due to the fall; Sammie died
on July 4. 97, which was another hit to my spirit.
I prayed a great deal, over my lot in life, some progress began to appear
the disability came through with SS, my wife found a better paying job closer
to home, the housing situation improved found a good affordable location,
the refrigerator now well stocked, money is on more solid footing, have reliable
transportation, a library card which I use weekly, still make use of the VA for
health matters, so with faith matters, have improved a great deal; one more
detail, I had a great pair of black Lee jeans, which were my favorite pair of pants
they were very old and tattered, I did not want to part with them, but, they had
seen their best day's; finally made the decision and threw them out, just another
small loss, yesterday,I FOUND a newer pair of Lee jeans at the Goodwill store,
so even they were replaced, making my spirit pleased, all by way of faith..........
So Like Job.
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