Finding Hope When You Can't Find a Job

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” Romans 12:12.

I feel like I’m falling into a pattern of quitting jobs and not finishing what I started.

I recently took a job, but a few weeks later, it fell through in a way that made it obvious that I wasn’t meant to be there. This wasn’t the first time that I had taken a job only to later turn it down. I hadn’t wanted to tell my family about this job until I got past the training process, because I seem unable to get past that hurdle.

I know that I can be headstrong, but I try to seek what God has planned for me. At times it can be difficult to discern if what I am doing is what I want or what He wants. I know that if it’s what He has in store for me, then it’s going to be something better than I can think up for myself. I can live with the frustration of unemployment and uncertainty today, because I know that tomorrow will bring something better. It isn’t easy, but it is a learning experience and I am thankful for it, because it brings me closer to God and improves my prayer life.  

Dear God, please help me as I try my best to be patient and listen to you and what you have planned in store for me. Help me to work on patience, because you know that I am not good at it. Amen.


Career, Hard TimesSarah Witmer