Over the past few years my life has been filled with changes. The Lord had called me from working full time in the medical field to staying home to take care of my mom. When she passed away in 2012, I had to begin looking for a full-time job. I knew it was more difficult to get a job when you haven’t been working but I also knew that the Lord could open whatever doors he wanted for me, and besides, I was prepared. I had taken on line classes to update my computer skills and I was ready to go.
I started my search submitting my resume for the positions I felt qualified but with no results. After over a year and a half I started to become disappointed and frustrated. I just didn’t understand why I hadn’t been able to find the job I thought I should have.
It was at the point that the Lord convicted my heart. I had expectations as to how God was going to provide for me which is what was causing my frustration. God had faithfully given me part time jobs that had been meeting my needs this far and I had no reason to believe that he would stop now. I needed to repent and lay my job situation back into the Lords capable hands. God is in control and nothing happens in my life that is outside of His will. If I believe that is true when things are going smooth, then it is equally true when things are difficult.
The last few months, the Lord has been teaching me to praise him in all circumstances. He loves me more than I can comprehend. He has a plan and I don’t have to understand it or try to figure it out. When trials come I can trust Him no matter how I feel because He is faithful. Everything that happens is for my good and ultimately His Glory.
God is good, all the time and I will praise and worship Him because He alone is worthy of praise.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling……Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Psalm 46: 1-3, 10-11