IN GOD’S CARE
I will instruct you and teach you in the
way you should go; I will counsel
you with my loving eye on you.
I received a degree in education in 2014. After graduation,
I packed my bags and traveled to another province in search
of a job. My plan was to
work wherever I settled.
I never once thought about
the plans God had for my
life. I left behind my family
and the work I did in my
congregation. Once in the new province, I moved in with a
relative and began the job search.
Two months went by, and I was offered no job. During
this time, I felt a strong longing for my family and church.
I consoled myself by reading El Aposento Alto ( The Upper
Room Spanish edition), but I felt a great emptiness in my
heart. I began to wonder if God had abandoned me, but
I tried to trust that God was watching over me and caring for
my well-being. At this low point in my life, I received a call
with a job offer in the province I had left. I understood this
call as God’s answer to my prayers. Without thinking twice
about it, I packed my bags and returned. From this experience, I learned that the plans God has for me are not always
the same as mine. God has always watched over me. When
we continue to pray and have faith, we can be assured that
God always watches over us and guides us.
Prayer: Loving God, help us understand that you want only
the best for us and that your plans are far greater than ours.
Abigail Pijal (Ecuador)
Prayer Focus: UNEMPLOYED TEACHERS
— Psalm 32: 8 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
God has great plans for me.