Trying to be Hopeful



10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

-1 Peter 5:10


I would be lying if I said to you that I have been hopeful this whole time since quarantine started. I have my days. I asked the question that I am sure you have asked; "why?" I concluded that I do not care to know the answer. If this is apart of God's plan, then so be it. 


When all of this started, I lost my job the first week it happened. I was beyond scared. I did not know when I would be able to work again. There was absolutely no money coming in. I started to panic. I kept thinking about all the other people who have it worse than I. I should not let the enemy make me think as if my situation was worse than it was. 


I was positive that my job would reopen and that once places opened up, I would be able to go back to work. However, that was not the case. I received news that my job was officially closing. I loved my job. I loved the people I worked with. I loved how much I have grown as a person because of that job. Saying goodbye without even getting the chance to say goodbye... it hurt. 


After receiving that news, I began to panic. I had no idea what my next move would be. I started applying to different jobs. I knew the demand was high for those who were looking for a job. I just did not think it was that bad until I had to join in with them. 


I was just so hopeful that my job would reopen and I would go back to work. But, God spoke to me. I started praying over my job and I prayed that I would find something new. God placed in my heart that I prayed a couple of times before that I would find something new. When I was working at the old job I had, I prayed that I would find something new... God is allowing me to find that "something new." 


I always heard, "be careful what you ask for." Yet, it is so true! At that moment, I realized that my last job was just a stepping stone. It was not my final destination, it was just one part of me. God always wants us to have "something new." 


No matter what season you are in right now, if you are jobless, struggling, working harder than before. God is doing something new inside you. He is growing us. He is shifting our mindsets. He is making us aware of what we have. He is showing us that money is just money, your inheritance is the Kingdom of God. He is showing us what is important, Him. 


Let's stop being worried about our situations. It is easier said than done, right? 


31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

- Isaiah 40:31


Praying over the world. All who are struggling, sick, lost a loved one, fighting for their lives and all of the broken and worrisome. There is a light out of the tunnel. 


With much love,

D

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