“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
It’s incredible just how quickly twelve months have passed since the day I lost my job.
How many things can change in 12 months?
Speaking from my personal experience, life can change completely and unexpectedly.
It is my hope that my story will inspire you to overcome any setback in your life knowing that if your faith is on the Lord Jesus Christ, if you are God’s child, you have nothing to fear.
God is absolutely Sovereign therefore totally in control of any situation.
You can trust Him.
He has promised to be with us and guide us :
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Those of you who regularly read my little blog, may remember that last year, I shared about losing my job. The company that had employed me for 35 years had a business re-structure and my position was made redundant.
The day it happened, I had a few tears. The tears weren’t from self-pity; they were from having to leave behind people I cared about and a job I enjoyed. I walked away from the office building that day not knowing what would be next.
What followed was even more unexpected than losing my job.
A few weeks into my unemployment, I had a fall broke my wrist and went into hospital for an emergency operation. Tests were done and they found I have an advanced bone desease, thus the serious damage done to my wrist.
A few months after, my eight year marriage came to an end. ( That’s a story for another day)
I celebrated New Year 2020 in hospital, where I spent six days due to a serious infection. The scans that were done at the time revealed other minor issues. The specialist referred me to the hospital to have yet another test. Due to the Corona virus I am now on a waiting list.
God is so Faithful
It is amazing the faithfulness of God through it all. He gives me the strength to face each new day, I see His new mercies everyday, He gives me hope when I read in His Word :
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Today as I was reflecting on the last twelve months, I stumbled upon a song.
The words describe my journey so perfectly.
It may also be the journey you are on.
There is no need to fear the Lord is with us through it all.
We can overcome anything and stand firm when our eyes are on Jesus and His promises.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”