LOSS OR LAUNCH?
Read Isaiah 55: 8-11
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are
your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
“Kim, you’re a good employee and the residents love you,
but due to budget cuts, your job is being eliminated.” I was
shocked to hear these words from the director of the assisted-living community where I was working at the time. I was
sad because I would miss the friends I had grown to love
there. But I had been praying for a new adventure, and God
used the loss of my job to launch me into full-time ministry
with people in Romania who were elderly and homeless.
God’s ways are higher than mine, so although I didn’t
realize it, my job at the assisted-living community had prepared me for my new work with at-risk elderly people in
another country. God used the job I had just lost, which I had
never expected to take in the first place, to prepare me for the
next season of my life.
happens that we don’t
understand, we can
choose to trust God, who
sees the big picture of our
lives. In each experience
of our lives and every challenging situation we face, we can
trust that God is working for good.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to trust you with whatever happens
each day of our lives. Amen.
Kim Jackson (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST A JOB
— Isaiah 55: 8 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
God is always working
for my good.