Friday, October 01, 2010

Confession: I'm terrified that Jesus will abandon me

Nor let my hope be lost. I know that safe with Him remains, protected by His power, what I've committed to His trust till the decisive hour.
--Henry Drummond

Sarah, a friend of mine from HS, posted the following in her blog; "I will not lie, I'm terrified that Jesus will abandon me, but that's against his character and against his word, and I know that to be true." I could not agree with her more!

I have accepted a teaching position at Westfield High School, in Houston, Texas. I moved to Houston on Wednesday, 22 September 2010. The Lords hand has been in this situation, since the interview. I have been blessed in numerous ways! I would love to share those blessings, but many I am not comfortable sharing on this medium, due to state laws, etc. Feel free to ask me anything in person.

Blessings I will share in this public forum:
  • Great interview
  • People reaching out to me in Houston
  • People from San Antonio, reaching out to help me
  • People that used to live in Houston, reaching out to me
  • My brother introduced me to a friend from college, that has been a great friend to me!
  • A friend from UTSA's Methodist group, Upgrade, has continued to bless my life with friendship and a place to stay, while I was looking for places to live
  • Multiple teachers have reached out to me, and tried to help me in any way possible!
  • A great department chair
Those are just a few of the incredible blessings I have received this past week. Thank you family and friends for continued prayers! Please keep them coming, as starting mid-year can be quite the challenge. I want prayers for joy! Each and everyday, I want the students to see joy in my life!

Rejoice the Lord is King, your Lord and King adore. Mortals, give thanks and sing and triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice! His Kingdom cannot fail, He rules o'er earth and heaven. The keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
--Rejoice the Lord is King


RuthT said...

I give THANKS AND REJOICE for the position you have received. I pray for JOY in you to shine through to your students and your colleagues.

CONGRATULATIONS, an interview well done! I know your students will be blessed by YOU!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful news and you look radiant! He will not abandon you, He's led you to this position so proceed with confidence and walk in His light, spread that joy to your students and fellow teachers. Bless you Faith!!!

Carolyn said...

He won't!! I'm super excited for this new beginning for you! Beginnings are scary but they're also exciting and full of hope and potential! :) I KNOW that your kids will love you as soon as they know you because all kids can interpret care and respond to it well. Good luck and know that I'm praying for your new adventure! :)

L A DeBose said...

I am so proud of you, sweet Faith! Your new life will touch so many. Of course, you know our Lord won't abandon you, but I understand how new situations make you think that (if only for a brief moment). You joy is so evident! It will remain with you because you WANT it to. A bit of advice: GIVE your joy away, but don't let anything or anyone take it. Thank you for giving me your joy. I promise I'll pass it around!!

Love, love, love to you!