I don’t remember praying for patience…

Well, we’ve been promoted from “poor” to “destitute.” Sam got laid off his job today. I am feeling a whole lot like Charlie Brown –you know, when he keeps trying to kick the football, but Lucy yanks it out at the last minute. Yeah. Like that.

Q. and A. 26, from the Heidelberg Catechism

What do you believe when you say,
“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth”?
That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who out of nothing created heaven and earth
and everything in them,
who still upholds and rules them
by his eternal counsel and providence,
is my God and Father
because of Christ his Son.
I trust him so much that I do not doubt
he will provide
whatever I need
for body and soul,
and he will turn to my good
whatever adversity he sends me
in this sad world.
He is able to do this because he is almighty God;
he desires to do this because he is a faithful Father.

Now, if I can just find the part of me that believes that still… I know it’s there, it’s just a little hard to find under all this junk that keeps getting thrown at me.