I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has sent kind words, well wishes and prayers our way in the past week. Immediately upon the announcement of Newport’s selling of many stations to other TV parent companies (including Chad’s current station), we’ve received an outpouring of love and support from all angles.
The truth is, we don’t know what the future has in store for us. We don’t know how this deal is going to shake out or how it will affect the staff. We have ideas, though. And we’re taking the steps we can.
We’re also letting go of the things we can’t control (which is a lot). Worrying gets you nowhere, anxiety is bad for you and frankly we don’t have the mental or physical energy to spend our days like that. We know that God has a great plan in store for us, and when it’s time for us to know what that is, He’ll tell us. Until then, we will pray and act as the Spirit leads us.
No one likes uncertainty – especially not control freaks like me. You guys know how I feel about plans – I LOVE THEM. And all too often I put too much stock in my own plans, rather than listening to what God’s plan is for us. I’m working hard on this, but it’s a daily, continual struggle. I keep repeating Philippians 4:6 to myself: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
I downloaded an app called “Prayer Cards” last night and today’s devotional hit me right between the eyes. The app is all about praying God’s word, and here’s what today’s prayer was: “Father, your word says that if your disciples believe, they will receive whatever they ask for in prayer.” And then it referenced Matthew 21:22: “And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
We ask that you would join us in praying for God’s will when it comes to the uncertainty we’re faced with. I will keep you updated on our situation!