2 Corinthians 4:8-12  We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. (NET Bible)

Today is day six of trying to file for unemployment; numerous attempts online and by phone. We stopped counting phone calls after 150.  I know they are working harder than ever but this is the definition of insanity.

Here’s the thing, the help page doesn’t address my problem nor does the multipage filer’s tool kit. My account was acknowledged via email. I’ve confirmed my user ID and password, even changed my password a few times just in case I was entering it incorrectly.

That exchange proved there is communication between the unemployment system and my email. But I can’t get past the login page. I can’t even file a claim until I get past the login page. I’m with you my Fellow Filers! Okay, enough of that.

Then there’s this blog problem. Regular readers can see that I’ve been working to update the appearance of the blog. But even after watching an instructional video (multiple times) and making many (many) attempts I just couldn’t do it on my own.

I can’t do anything well on my own. Let me restate that, I can’t rely on myself but must rely on Jesus at all times, in all things, in all places, and in all situations. We Christians say I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me (Phil 4:13). That doesn’t mean we can do all things.

There’s something new happening–I’m not freaking out. That’s my MO, but not this time. Yes, this has been frustrating but not debilitating, confusing but not chaotic (2 Cor. 4:8-12). So, today I choose to worship and not worry.

There are reasons for my roadblocks. Who knows, I may even be the culprit. I know that for sure with the blog. My spatial recognition skills must be lacking because I just don’t get Divi (it’s a blog design & set-up tool). I could have saved a lot of time had I remembered that Tetris was never my game. But I’m going off the rails again, let’s get back to what’s important.

I need Jesus to help me wait for the helpline to answer, reset my account, and allow me to complete the unemployment claims process.

I need Jesus to help me surrender control of this blog to my excellent web host so that my vision for it can be realized.

I just need Jesus, always.

We need Jesus, always.

Jesus, please be with me today. Holy Spirit, reinforce Your patience in me. Lord, help me to surrender my worries to You every day. I worship You even in my frustrated efforts because I know You are with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me. For this, I thank you and praise you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on.







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