The rejection emails are pouring in these days.  It's so easy to get depressed and lose hope as I read "After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for this position" for the third time today.  It's no fun.

But I am thankful that (1) I know this is in God's hands and that I can trust that His time is better than mine.  He wants me to wait here in Hugo, at my parent's house, fine.  When He wants me to go out and have a real job and feel like a real person again, He'll provide an opportunity for me to do that.  And (2) I have hope because things can change so quickly.  I've watched so many of my friends this summer - one day I talk to them and they're in the same boat as me - no job, no prospects - and then I talk to them like 3 days later and they have a job!  Maybe right now things aren't looking so great, but that doesn't mean that it's hopeless.  It doesn't mean that next month I'll still be here.  By next week, I could be looking for apartments.  So I've applied for like a hundred jobs and haven't heard any good new, so what!  And so I keep submitting these application, because it only takes one!