March 31, 2016 – Thursday
Job 6:17 [NLT] But when the hot weather arrives, the water disappears. The brook vanishes in the heat.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 [NLT] Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
While some go to work this morning, others are looking for a job. The process of job hunting is taxing in today’s economy — at times, gloomy. Just remember, God allows us to go through a season of drought to mold us into something better. God allows these times to show our ending will be much better than our beginning.
Three years ago, I was applying for graduate school and searching for a job. The process was discouraging, but I kept praying. My goal was to have a job within a couple of months. Through my faith in God, I was accepted into graduate school and got hired within my timeframe. My season of drought wasn’t long, but it felt like forever.
Your season of drought may also seem endless, but God is there with you – molding you each step of the way.
Now, if you’re out there looking for a job today, have patience and know God is molding you. Patience, after all, is better than pride. And God will bless you with exactly what He has for you — in the right time. So make it your goal today to remain optimistic and in prayer. Know God gives you everything you need to endure and be successful.
Your season of drought will soon be over!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me strength to endure each season of drought. Thank You for teaching me patience during these times. Be with me throughout this day and throughout my job-hunt. Guide me, Lord. I know You have something good waiting for me because You love me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
Angelica Pelaez, MPA
World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA