Psalm 27:14 has great words of advice and wisdom. When you are under stress, your ability to think and reason are not what they have been. At times like these, you need to rely upon God for all that you lack so that things will work out okay.
Waiting is hard. Bills can be piling up, and you may be running out of money before you run out of month. God knows how you feel, and that’s why Jesus encouraged His disciples in Matthew 6:33 to focus on the business God had for them and to live the way He wants according to God’s spiritual law of love towards Him, others and self. Christ also taught His disciples to let God do for them what was impossible for them to do by themselves.
Crops fail in spite of the farmer’s best efforts, and jobs are sometimes lost due to circumstances beyond our control. Isn’t it great to know that God knows our needs and circumstances and promises to provide for us as long as we live Matthew 6:33? May you embrace God’s promise and plan for your life.
Encouraging Scripture: Psalm 27:14
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Father God, You know what’s troubling me. I am unemployed, and I am experiencing all the emotions associated with grief and loss like anger, depression and betrayal. Please help me to accept my unemployment and to be at peace while I take steps to change things so that I can find a job that can satisfy my financial needs and that can also satisfy other needs You know I have. Please help me be gentle with myself and not place more pressure and demands on myself than I can bear.
Please grant me all that I need to not only make it through each day but also to make it through this stressful time of searching for another job. Help me to see workplaces with practical eyes of wisdom and discernment, and help me to evaluate potential employers and coworkers realistically. Please help me to adapt the skills, training, talents and abilities You have blessed me with to many employment situations so that i can broaden my options. Thanks so much for not only hearing this prayer but answering it in the time and with the provision that You know is best for the plan You have for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Have you asked God to help you live Matthew 6:33?
2. Do you rely on God’s power or your own efforts?
3. Have you asked God to show you His plan for your spiritual life?
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