"Are you still holding fast to your integrity?" That is the question the wife of Job asked when everthing was failing around them and he found himself silently sitting in ashes. His wealth was gone, his health was failing, his staff had been murdered, his children passed away... Job was suffering through his version of 911 and it was devastating. He was part of a community, yet he was very much alone.
So here he is, sitting in ashes, scraping at his sores and boils and the one person left in the world one would think could understand how miserable he was feeling strolls up in emotional outrage and advises Job to "Curse God and die!" immediately after questioning him about his "integrity."
Sometimes you think things can't possibly get worse, only to realize that they can...
Foreclosure is like that. People get desperate when their way of life is coming to an end. They do not know what the future holds, they only know they can't go back to where their life used to be. They fear becoming homeless, they fear the people depending upon them will walk out-- just leave-- because "it's better this way" leaving a person to fail on their own instead of "dragging us down with you." Some people pray for God to save them. Some commit suicide. Some people blame everyone else... Some peoples' health are failing from the stress of trying to hold onto their integrity when financially they have to choose between paying the light or gas bill this month in order to barely get by to squeeze out one more mortgage payment while desperately waiting for a buyer to "make up their mind." They want to tell their friends, but are afraid that the reactions they get may make it harder to maintain the friendship. Bad news travels fast and few people have solutions. Most duck and run the other way afraid someone is going to ask to borrow money when first hearing of someone's mortgage woes. So some owners suffer in silence, trying to hang on long enough to sell their home and start over but it doesn't always work out.
Bad things happen to good people. Sometimes it is really tough being a Realtor...
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