At one time or another, most of us have suffered the entombment of unemployment. Our reactions can vary from anxiety, betrayal, embarrassment, fear, grief, feeling overwhelmed, poor self-esteem, self-consciousness, vulnerability, and even anger. We long to feel valued, loved, and relevant.
In Romans 5:7-8 (NRSV), Christ assures us that we ARE relevant, valued and loved by Him:
7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
It’s very tempting to lose heart during our search for employment. But we are assured concerning God’s presence and His plans for us:
Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV)
do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Be of good courage. Just as Jesus rose from the dead, He will raise us up out of the tomb of our unemployment!
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