Saturday, December 13, 2014

ADVENT READING

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.

Linda Evans

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.

2014-12-13T19:39:47+00:00
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