Recent bankruptcies, budget cuts, hiring freezes, and lay-offs reinforce how blessed we are to have a job. In theory, we should be grateful to have somewhere to “punch the clock,” but what if your job pulls you away from the things you love. What if late nights in the office or a rigorous travel itinerary cause you to miss your child’s first steps or a sermon you really needed to hear? What if you’re resolving issues abroad while domestic events need your attention? I can only imagine how Michael Jordan felt when he received news of his father’s death.
David, the main character in today’s recharge, knew how it felt to be away from the things you love. While he was away working, the worst possible scenario happened: his home was destroyed and his wife and children were captured. Imagine the thoughts that raced through David’s head when he returned: “If I had been here, none of this would have happened. If I did not have this job, I would have been here to help.” But in his despair, David learned the power of prayer. He called on the Lord, and He answered him right on time!
If your job pulls you away from the things you love, then be encouraged. Prayer still works! Your prayers allow God to move where you can’t. Just remember, God, the solution to the problems you can’t resolve, is one prayer away. Call Him up, and tell Him what you want!
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7, New Living Translation).