In Everything by Prayer, without Grumbling, but with Thanksgiving

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15).

Over the past four months I have been diligently and eagerly searching for a new job and have literally applied to over 100 positions. I and others have been praying about this situation, asking God to provide the right job for me in His timing. But I have a confession to make: in the meantime, I have been unfaithful to Him. I have had a complaining spirit and a negative attitude about my job. Recently having worked eight days straight (60+ hours), in my weariness and discouragement I found myself complaining. How ungrateful! I know of individuals who cannot obtain work, are unable to work, or have to work several jobs just to make ends meet. And I have the nerve to complain about having too many hours! Shame on me.

Apparently I’ve forgotten that, almost a year ago, when we learned our rent was being raised significantly, God promptly provided my current job to meet our financial needs. Continue reading “In Everything by Prayer, without Grumbling, but with Thanksgiving”