Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!
I've been trying to be calm and wait on the Lord since Friday, October 17. The security of my job is at stake. I have been accused of allowing (at least) one employee to steal from the store. I know I'm not guilty, the Lord knows I'm not guilty. However, that doesn't help my case. So, I keep trying to leave my fears at the cross. Like Job, I continue to cry out " Why me?" "Why am I being tested this way?" And, like Job, I know I'm not guilty. I have one more thing in common: I know no matter what happens, God will take care of me. If He is telling me my time is up with this company, He has something else for me. I know this.
So why do I still continue to worry? My human side is worried about finances. In these times, things are tight. But, what bothers me more than anything else is that someone actually accused me of this, and believes it. I've worked for this company for six years. I've worked hard, I've gone above and beyond. Yes, I've made mistakes, whom among us has not? But to allow anyone to steal? Please, if someone needed something that bad, I would pay for it myself.
Today I started reading "The Bible Jesus Read" by Philip Yancey. I have to say, it really has helped me keep my mind off the situation. I do like the way Mr Yancey reminds that that the book of Job is about faith. Not pain, suffering or patience, FAITH. This has given me great encouragement today, so I want to say, Thank you Mr Yancey for this wonderful book, and thank You Lord, for bringing to my mind today. By keeping my mind occupied, I have keep the enemy from invading my thoughts throughout the day.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”