feeling blue

  1. have never posted here but have on general discussion.
    my husbund just lost his job and my son who graduated in august from college has been unable to find a job, has a degree in the arts, also has learning disabilites and no one will give him a chance at any thing has applied for mall jobs clerks waiter etc.
    feeling a little disillsioned with the world right now, i have always believed that when god closes a door he opens a window but so far i am not feeling the draft.
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  3. by   Kara
    I am so sorry about your husband and son. I know that has got to be tough. Though I've never been in your situation, I've been in situation where I also have felt that God has closed doors but not opened any windows. However, I have had to learn that God's timing is perfect and ours isn't. He is still in control. I came across a Bible verse yesterday that really spoke to me. It is Psalm 27:14 and it says "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." I will be praying for your family and I know that God will open a window.
    Kara
  4. by   h vigliotti
    you have been watching the sound of music have'nt you? it's like you said, when a door is shut, a window opens. you seem to have faith, just hang in there. i hope the best for you and your family.
    Originally posted by woo 2
    have never posted here but have on general discussion.
    my husbund just lost his job and my son who graduated in august from college has been unable to find a job, has a degree in the arts, also has learning disabilites and no one will give him a chance at any thing has applied for mall jobs clerks waiter etc.
    feeling a little disillsioned with the world right now, i have always believed that when god closes a door he opens a window but so far i am not feeling the draft.
  5. by   NurseAngie
    You , hubby, and son are in my prayers. Keep your faith.
    ~Ang
  6. by   thisnurse
    so sorry bout your troubles. i am a firm believer in the theory that things always work out for the best in the long run.
    your husband will get a better job and your son will get a job too.
    how do employers know he has a learning disability?
    there are laws out there that protect the disabled from discrimintation.
    things will work out but its the waiting part thats hard.
    have faith.
  7. by   pkmom
    Hang in there, It will work out.
    You guys didn't pray for patience, did you?
  8. by   CATHYW
    What a kick in the pants!

    Is your son able to work at Burger King or McDonald's, or similar? My son worked at BK twice in life to make ends meet. At least it is income, while you're waiting on something different to come along.

    This is not a joke-we have Home Depot and Lowe's down here, and they are always looking for employees. Unless your husband doesn't know one end of a wrench from the other, a place like that might be just the ticket for him to work while he looks for something more permanent. I like hardware stores a lot, so forgive the sexist comment-it is kind of a guy thing to work there, plus he would get a discount, if you needed anything to fix your house up for winter.

    Everybody is exactly right-what the Lord has planned for us occurs in HIS time, not ours, and we are very impatient souls. We also lean toward our own understanding, in spite of the verse that says "lean not unto thine own understanding." Continue putting your faith in the Lord, but get those guys' feet on the pavement, looking for any job, for the time being. Food and a roof first, and the rest will come, in time.

    My best to you and your "guys."
    Cathy
  9. by   Jenny P
    Geez, I always thought it was "when one door closes, another DOOR opens"-- maybe you're looking for the wrong opening?
    I know how awful it feels; we've been in a similar situation when my kids were little (Hubby graduated with a master' degree while his field of interest was in a recession, me working full time, trying to potty train the son and suddenly unexpectedly pg). He even did telemarketing and even worked out of daily temp. agencies just to try to help with the necessities, and finally found his perfect job after 7 months. It wasn't the job he wanted, but it turned out to be the job he's been in for 18 years and has accomidated his MS as his health changed.

    Has your husband checked into voc. rehab (not knowing what he does, this may or may not be someplace for him to think about)? What kind of learning disabilities does your son have? Could he go back to the school he graduated from and ask for help with job placement? Seems to me that if they got him through school, it would be to their benefit to help get him in some type of placement in his field.

    I do believe that we are very impatient when we try to tell God what to do. He does have his own time and plan, but we do have to help him, also. By doing our part of the work, then placing the worry and concern in His lap, things do turn out for the best. I'll keep your family in my prayers. I have a long prayer list, but there is always room for more. Take care, and believe!

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