Hope Is Enough — 24 Comments

  1. I just came across your website. Thank you for blessing me. My husband has been unemployed for the last 18 months. Although I prayed this morning to give him words of encouragement — I fussed at him and he just broke down and cried. I feel so helpless. I love God and so does he. We pray and have faith. Yet we know that we are not alone. His unemployment is due to run out this month. In Alabama you are only allowed one extension. I just feel so encouraged by reading your blog. It lifted me up and I am praying to be able to lift up my husband. Thank you!

    • Irene, I am thankful that you found me! I am here to encourage you in any way that I can. We’ve walked a hard road, but God is faithful. We’ve lost our home and other possessions, but in return He’s given us so much. He is faithful and will never leave you.

      I know an amazing blogger who write book called “Unemployed Faith”. She had an unemployed husband for years. She also has a Facebook Group if you are interested. Feel free to contact Rosann. Here is the link to her Unemployed Faith blog –


  2. Barbie – Such a powerful post, my friend! It’s easy to praise God when our world fit’s into a neatly wrapped box! But, what about when life gets messy? Your fight for faith is a powerful testimony that God is still good….even when life doesn’t look the way we thought it would! Thanks for joining UNITE this week! I literally did a little dance in my kitchen when I saw you linked up! Lol (Just ask my family) ;0) Have a blessed Thanksgiving friend & hope to see you again next Tuesday! ~ jen

  3. Barbie,
    My hubby and I are in the same boat. I had to quit work 2 yrs ago due to a disability and although I get a disability check(which I am grateful), my income was cut by 2/3. My hubby lost his state job and now runs pizzas. There are many times that I lose my focus. Thank you for writing this and reminding me that God is in control and there IS hope in Jesus Christ. My prayers are certainly with you

  4. Oh my Barbie, that you are so honest laying it all on the line… God is already blessing you by the blessing you are to us here in cyber world. I am prying for God’s intersection to continue to provide for you and your family, and that He will open doors you never knew existed.

  5. Barbie, I hate this so much — not the post, but the situation that you all are in. I was just talking to two friends yesterday who are having their own financial struggles.

    I’m praying Jehovah Jireh will continue to make a way when there seems to be no way.

    Love you,

  6. We hold on to hope for situations in our family too, Barbie. I get it. Love so many of the hope scriptures. They are always so comforting. Praying for your family!

  7. Lovely words! Giving me hope which has been on my mind lately. And the first passage from scripture has been showing up lately. Thanks for reminding me about hope. God is surely with you! As I transition to a new location on the US (we are military) I am reminded to put my trust in the Lord. Blessings:)

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