Username Of The Writer: Elsa45
In today’s generation, people think that life is about having money. But there is a better way of living – a better way of life – in which you don’t have to worry about having money or even making money. I always remember how events followed each other as if it was yesterday. After getting up from my bed and taking a cold shower, I felt empty, weak, and ashamed.
It was as if a huge weight was sitting on me. I was full of remorse and self-loathing. I didn’t know what to do. I was so depressed that I even contemplated suicide. Anytime I remember that story, I feel like rejoicing and shouting to everyone around me that God loves and cares.
There is always a reason you were born and going through any good or bad thing in your life. I came to learn that hard times should always make us strong and not weak. Below is a story of how I lost everything but God restored me.
How it all started
It was on Friday 8th, 2019, in the evening when I received a termination letter from my boss. The reason for the termination was not apparent. At first, I thought it was a prank since I had not done anything wrong. It seems that when misfortunes start, they always follow one after the other. I didn’t expect that would happen to me. I hugely depended on my salary to feed my family and parent back at home since the company I had was not doing well. My boss never gave any reason for firing me. It was like he had never seen me before. This whole experience left a heavy impression on me. I could not sleep that night. I was thinking about what might happen next and how much money I would have to support my family.
How Misfortunes Started
Since I had served on that job for 5 years since I left college, I took it as part of my life. Therefore, I secured a loan from my local bank that I used to start a small cleaning company. Unfortunately, the economy in our state was so bad; it affected every sector of our lives. My cleaning company was not an exception. One day, one of my few employees and I were having a staff meeting, and he said that the sales were down by 40%. We discussed with the team, and since the company was not doing well, the final thought was to close down the company.
Closure Of My Company
My heart was beating out of fear. I couldn’t sleep at night. The only thing that came to my mind was if we closed the company, we would not have money to feed my family and parent back home. My wife was pregnant and due to deliver our second child. I had been working hard for almost eight years to ensure that I could support my family after this baby. I didn’t know what else to do except pray to God to help me out. I had read a story of a friend of mine whose business failed after four years of running it. He went through all the possible solutions, but none worked.
Debts started accumulating since I had to provide for my family, I had a loan to repay, the rent to pay, etc. I started using my house items such as a fridge, Television, furniture, and others as collateral to get money to feed my family while trying to secure another job. Due to the fact that COVID19 broke the same year, securing a job was very difficult. Most of the companies were reducing the number of employees. Before 2019 ended, I had sold all my assets. I remember we could sleep hungry with my family and the next day woke up early to go and find a job.
Approaching My Pastor For Help
One day my wife came to me and told me that she and our kids have a severe problem and need money urgently. I had only one option: to approach my pastor. Unfortunately, I had borrowed money from almost all of my friends, and I had no one else I could turn to.
After explaining everything to my pastor, he prayed and read a scripture from the bible for me. The scripture encouraged me a lot, and I felt I had another chance. I remember the pastor telling me that “God owns everything you need right now, all you need is to ask” those words touched me, and I decided I would pray until something happened. So I had to fix my faith in God.
Believing In God For The Help that I Needed
I knew God was the only one who could help me, so I started to pray every day. I began by saying, “God, please help me with a job. I don’t care what it is or how much money I have to make. I just want to be able to provide for my family and pay back the debts”. After a while, something unique happened. I got a call from a friend of mine, George, and he said he wanted to meet me in person. At first, I thought he needed his money back since I had borrowed some money from him, but that was not the case. He explained that a company needed my skills and I could start working there. I didn’t hesitate because I needed money for my family to eat.
I started my new job, and it has been two years now. The company gave me a good salary and my family could eat well. I have repaid my debts, bought all assists I sold and invested. I am very grateful to God because I believe he did a great miracle in my life.
What I Learned From My Story
I learned that you need to keep faith in God even if things seem impossible. It was not easy for me to get through the tough times when I had no money, and my family was hungry, but God is good.
Originally posted 2022-01-04 12:00:00.