“Lillies of the Field”

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The economy continues to be a source of frustration for me as it pertains to my job search.  Since my layoff in October I’ve been sending out resumes only for them to disappear into an virtual abyss.  I am baffled at my inability to even snag temporary work as a fallback.

This whole experience makes me feel as if I’m fresh out of college. It’s a blow to the ego to submit a plethora of resumes only to receive little to no response, regardless of my job experience.   I do realize that in this economy there’s a high ratio of applicants to the number of available jobs, and gone are the days of making personal contact or sending resumes by snail mail.  Everything, and I mean everything, is electronic.

Then there is that mounting tension I feel while watching my bank account shrink even further and waiting impatiently for unemployment payments to show up.

Earlier last week, when I was at the height of my frustration, I received a text from a friend who sent me a scripture starting at Luke 12:22.  It was certainly a word in due season:

22 That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear.
23 For life is more than food, and your body is more than clothing.
24 Look at the ravens. They don’t plant nor harvest nor store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than any birds!
25 Can all of your worries add a single moment to your life?
26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?
27 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

This calmed my Spirit and I do realize in many ways as I look back that God has been keeping me all this time and will continue to do so.  It’s tough to wait for things to come to fruition, however what’s more important is what you do while you wait.   For me it’s to continue to be prayerful and positive and continue to trust God, always.

 

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