Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
After an extremely long period of financial uncertainty and instability, the past two months brought rebirth, renewal, reflection and a spiritual awakening to God’s presence in my life. I have worked consistently for the past twenty years, but like many today, found myself without a job or the ability to buy the things that I wanted. I felt lost and empty. Weeks and months passed. Limited finances forced me to downsize to live on my unemployment check.
As I searched the scriptures and prayed for a job, nothing happened. God, where are you? Every time I started to panic, I heard His still small voice say, “I did not give you a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). God was saying, “Trust me, I got you.”
Day after day I made a gratitude list. It included a place to stay, food, a car, gas, family and friends. Although my prayers for a job had not been answered, all my needs were being met. I realized then that I had made my job, career, money, and things my idols.
After I repented, miracles began to happen. My son got the job that he applied for more than six months before. I have been interviewed a least once a week and was offered part‑time employment. I believe, and trust God for the increase.
Father, thank you for my period of unemployment. Now I understand that “great is thy faithfulness.” As I pursue employment opportunities, keep me humble and grateful. You are my Source. Your grace is sufficient. Amen
© 2013 Wanda Currie