We all know that money is tight right now. The coming year in the school system where I teach will see more cuts of teachers and programs than ever in the history of the State. Possible cuts include sports, ROTC, band, art, foreign languages, and scores more. It is reported that all the non-tenured teachers will be let go at the end of the school year. That is 30 teachers at just my school alone! The problem seems to be in the way education is funded in Alabama. Nobody here or there seems to know how to get more money into education without these drastic cuts. Many teachers will be unemployed in the next 2 months with very little prospects for a future job. The situation is bleak and very sad.
This is the exact situation where God seems to thrive. He knows how bad things are in our lives, but He has a plan. We may not see that plan today, but rest-assured, He will come through for us. I have 100% faith that God will intervene. I am asking for your prayers for all those whose jobs will be cut in May. There is strength in numbers. If we all say a prayer, God will surely listen. Please pray for us all. Please have faith that God will fix this problem. Look at all the miracles He has already performed. Our God is so much bigger than our problems, no matter how big those problems may be.
Hebrews 4:16 says, "Therefore let us come boldly unto the throne of the Lord, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in our time of need."
Father, bless those who are having to make the hard decisions about the future of education. Be with who are worried about their jobs. Remind us that You have the power to see us through these hard times. In Jesus name, Amen.