Trusting in God Is a Sure Thing No Matter How It Might Appear
Years ago I worked for a company I thought I’d be with until I retired, but as the saying goes, I was replaced by a “button” . . . or however many keys are on a computer keyboard.
Scared I wouldn’t find a good job before my severance ran out if I waited until my company planned to let me go, I looked for a job in earnest. Soon, I landed a good position, and feeling quite proud of myself, I gave up the promised severance package and quit my job before the layoff became effective.
Six months later, I found myself reading the want ads again. There’s no time here for details, but the bottom line is that I wasn’t a good fit and was let go.
As a fairly new Christian, I’d read the Scripture that says God has plans to give me hope and a future, but I didn’t trust Him enough to take a risk and stay until my current job ended. If I had, I’m certain the situation would have turned out differently.
With a month’s severance pay in hand, I began my current job search by turning the matter totally over to the Lord. It took a while, but the right position did come along. I had learned a big lesson the hard way: trusting God is a sure thing while trusting in self is taking a risk.
A native of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, author Pamela S. Meyers lives in suburban Chicago with her two rescue cats. Her novels include Thyme for Love, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, What Lies Ahead, and a novella in The Bucket List Dare. Second Chance Love releases this month. When she isn’t at her laptop writing her latest novel, she can often be found nosing around Wisconsin and other Midwestern spots for new story ideas.