Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5 : 16 - 18
Good morning. I thought I would share a wonderful testimony which would boost up your patience and faith on the Lord. This day being the last day of 2010 has a message for you all.
I have a friend who came out with a few arrears and that's the reason he was not able to attend any interviews. By the time he cleared all his papers there were no interviews. It was sad that though he had trust in the Lord he was not able to work at all. Not just for a few months, my friends. But nearly for 2 years. The saddest part is, he worked for one company which didn't even pay him a single rupee for all the effort he had put. The one thing he gained was experience. By the time he started getting salary, I think I've nearly completed three years in my company. I remember the tough times he passed through with tears in his heart without revealing it to the world. He took part in all the fellowships without questioning God. I can't even imagine how he would have felt when many of us shared testimonies about our performance appraisals and the salary raises in the fellowships. I remember the tears even in my parents eyes when they pray for him. One thing that surprised us was his endurance. He never confessed anything negative from his mouth. He never blamed God for the long delay. He served the Lord even when he had nothing to eat. You can imagine how painful it is to spend the days in a city like Chennai without salary. And there is a lot of differences between a girl without a job and a guy without a job.
Whenever he prayed for others who were suffering without a job, they all got settled in highly paid jobs. He really felt happy for them all.
Do you think a guy with no job for these many years would ever get a chance like us? But God being an expert in turning impossible things very much possible, finally by this year start (I think) offered him a job with quite a decent pay. When he shared his testimony all our eyes were filled with tears. We all rejoiced for his job. It was an answer for many years' prayers of many.
A few months back we were even more happier when we heard that he got offers from three companies. Now he is working in a very big company with higher salary than me for His glory. He is always a wonderful living testimony! I praise God for him. Through him the Lord has taught me many things.
Are you afraid of some giants today? Be of good cheer. Pray continuously and give thanks for He’s going to make all things possible for you in the coming year. Give thanks for all the closed doors in your life, for He is going to open them up after which nothing/no one can shut. He’ll fight the battle for you amazingly in a way you can never even imagine. Don’t give up when you face problems. Let the problems drive you closer to Jesus! There is always hope in Him. He’ll never reject the brokenhearted. He loves you. None of your tears will go waste. They’ll all be answered. You can trust Him all the time!
I wish you all a very blessed New Year 2011! May God bless you!