I spoke with Abby a little while ago and Jonathan finally received word from Central Bank regarding the position he interviewed for. I am sad to report that the company decided to hire internally rather than externally. Of course my initial and albeit angry first response was: "Why the heck did they even interview externally if they had no intentions of hiring externally."
My heart is just hurting for them, for their family, and for Jonathan's weakened spirit. All I can think of (despite how often we hear it and despite how when we need it, we sometimes don't want to hear it) is the following verse: Jer. 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." It is so hard in times like these to be positive and to maintain hope in your circumstance. God promises to be faithful to those who believe in him and who come to him with their hurts and needs. Abby and Jonathan have grown so much spiritually and I know he will reward their faithfulness. Please continue to pray for them and for updates you can visit Abby's blog @ http://abbysugarandspice.blogspot.com/
They want everyone who is praying for them to know that they appreciate it!
Philippians 4:5-7 "Let YOUR reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus."