Taste and see the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
Psalm 34: 8
Ten years ago I went through a divorce. After a year of grieving, adjustment, soul searching and prayer I decided I needed to find work. I had retired five years earlier after 32 years in nursing, all with one employer. I knew I did not want to re-enter the nursing profession but was uncertain of what I did want to do and the thought of writing a resume and going for interviews scared me. I prayed for strength, confidence, and for the right job. I went on several interviews, one to a temp agency. First they wanted to assess my computer skills, which were limited. I was ready to bolt out the door, but took a deep breath and sat down. It was as bad as I thought it would be! I then spoke with a nice woman, who confirmed what I already knew. We laughed and talked; she said that there might be jobs that did not require computer skills but I left feeling down.
A few weeks later I was in the waiting room at my doctor’s office and a previous coworker/friend I had not seen for some time came in. We began to chat about children and what was happening in our lives. I told her I was looking for a part time job not in nursing. I continued to pray to be guided to the right job. About three weeks later my friend called to tell me about someone she knew who was looking for a part time person. Should she give my name to the supervisor? The next day the supervisor called to set up an interview. Two weeks later I started work. It has been the perfect job for this time in my life.
I know some would say running into my previous co-worker was just coincidence but I know it was God answering my prayer. I am filled with gratitude. I try to remember to feel that way each and every day knowing God is with me and hears my concerns.
Prayer: Lord, Thank you for watching over and listening to each of us. Thank you for the gift of your Son through whom we can have the gift of everlasting life. Amen.