If you have been following my last two post, I have talked about how I am having some trouble finding a job. People I know have told me I shouldn’t be too picky, I am having a millennial mindset which is something that I shouldn’t have since I want to be employed.
Truth is, there had really been times that I felt discouraged about it. There were also moments that I have questioned God about it. Whenever people ask me how the job hunting went, deep in my heart, it has gone to the point where I feel a little bit irritated when asked. If it’s not enough that I am feeling a bit concerned about it, people will even pry on you more. This has been how I have struggled about it until about a few days ago.
Lately, as I have been reading the book of Isaiah, I happen to read on God’s comfort to the oppressed people of Zion. God said, “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth…” (Isaiah 51:12-13). It came to mind how the Lord always will save His children. Psalms 121 said, “From where does my help come from. My help comes from the Lord who made the heaven and earth.”
While it may seem to me that finding a job is tough, I know that God sees everything. I know He is my salvation and my mighty fortress. I came to realize that sometimes, God does not give us what we ask for not to make us suffer or be mocked by those around us, but because He wants us to trust Him that He knows what is best for us. Recently, I heard in the news that one of the companies I applied for was attacked by a local terrorist group. They burned the field and left a few people injured.
I may never understand what God is doing in my situation right now but I know I am in a safe place. Before, my prayers had been, “God, please give me a job…just whatever. I’m tired of waiting…” yet lately, my prayers were more in the lines of, “God, you know my need and your Word promises that You will provide. Help me trust You in my circumstance. I know You have me right where You need me to be for now.”
When I am tempted to feel discourage, I always remember all those moments that God had delivered me. His Words are pure comfort. Let us not be discouraged or be weary in asking God to answer our prayers, He listens and He will see us through.
Stay blessed my friends! 🙂