This is follow-up 2 to this post: https://climbingupblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/on-the-precipice/.
When I wrote the original post, I wasn’t kidding about being on the edge and about to fall off. I wrote another post on my personal financial nightmare. I’ve been spiraling down into a financial abyss for about 7 months. I had no concept of what to do about it. Up until about a month ago, I was caught in the avalanche and couldn’t tell what direction was up.
I can’t talk about the details much, except to say that amazing things happened. Things I never expected. I was just trying to come up with a plan to keep from going bankrupt. God sent a finance guy with firsthand knowledge of coping with the situation I’m in. He had ideas. It was eye-opening. The next thing was getting it through mediation. It seemed very rational and positive to me, but I honestly had no idea if rationality was in play. Well, much to my surprise and relief, the proposal was accepted.
Now I am looking at a manageable financial future that guarantees my daughter’s schooling, consolidates all the debt, and allows me to keep my home. I’m blown away. I still have to qualify for the loan, so it’s not a done deal, but there’s light coming from the end of the tunnel. Praise God!
I am also thrilled that God is working powerfully to help a family member in poverty. That is still in motion, but looks to be life-changing.
My friend who is estranged from his kids is still struggling. I continue to pray for him.
One family I know is making ends meet and hasn’t lost their home. Others I mentioned remain in dire circumstances.