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Why worry?

Worrying is part of our fallen human nature…and as much as we tell ourselves that we shouldn’t worry and that He is our source of providence we STILL worry…

Today especially, I am reminded of this…

As of 1st December 2010, my dad was “obliged” to “retire” given his age…and being the sole breadwinner of the family for over 30 years (faithful to the same employer at that!), he is now unemployed…and considering we stay at the staff quarters…we’ll need to find a place now…

That only meant either of 2 things:

1) The family had to migrate back to our “motherland” where we have a place but not where the heart is, leaving me here all alone…

2) The family could stay with me…but where I am is not where they are used to be…

Either way, the role of sole breadwinner will now shift to me (assisted by my older bro who already has a family of his own…) which is overwhelming since I wouldn’t consider myself “fully established” in the working world yet with just over 3 years of working experience, with only 2+ years here…and I too, stay at my staff quarters…who is to say how long that’ll last…

And my younger brothers are just leaving High School…with the future lying open to them…and yet, in light of these circumstances…it seems very very trying…

We worried. Worried we did. And we still worry…

But He reminded us not to worry…

On 30th Nov 2010, the last day that my dad would be employed, my mom, who had been a housewife for most of her life, was offered a job…she didn’t even look for a job…it was offered to her… Albeit it is somewhat temporary at the moment…we have been reminded not to worry…that He will take care of us…

And my dad, being the family man that he is…is valiantly heading out into the world and trying to find new places of employment…although his age is definitely something that makes it almost impossible…Nothing is impossible for Him…

And my brothers, my baby brothers…at a lost of what to do…are simply praying in faith that somehow we’ll make ends meet (and then some) during this trying time…

As for myself, I feel helpless…inadequate…parents should not be working anymore…I should be able to support them…and I worry…I still worry…but I remind myself to take it day by day…for truly, He is the sole provider…to Him and Him alone do we cast our worries…

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; 2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. – Psalm 23

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Please give me a job.

This I got forwarded to me in Friendster…
It’s the perfect resume don’t ya think? =)
> Address: Ephesians 1:20
> Phone: Romans 10:13
> Website: The Bible.
> Keywords: Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus
> Hello. My name is Jesus-The Christ. Many call me Lord! I’ve sent you my
> resume because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart.
> Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.
> Qualifications:
> I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19) I
> formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7) I breathed into
> man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7) I redeemed man from the curse of
> the law, (See Galatians 3:13) The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes
> upon your life through me,(See Galatians 3:14)
> Occupational Background
> I’ve only had one employer, (See Luke2:49).
> I’ve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.
> My
> employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew3:15-17)
> Skills Work Experiences
> Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be
> poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing
> the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are
> bruised, (See Luke 4:18).
> I am a Wonderful Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6).
> People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (See
> Proverbs 1:33).
> Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of
> your sins, (See I John1:7-9)
> Educational Background
> I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and
> understanding, (See Proverbs 2:6).
> In me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians
> 2:3).
> My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet
> and a lamp unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).
> I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).
> Major Accomplishments
> I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15); I was
> an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See
> Genesis 1:26); I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show
> of them openly,(See Colossians 2:15); I’ve miraculously fed the poor, healed
> the sick and raised the dead There are many more major accomplishments, to
> many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at:
makeURL(” www dot – the BIBLE.”,”eHNsL21lc3NhZ2VzLnhzbA==”);www dot – the BIBLE.
> You don’t need an Internet connection or computer to access my website.
> References
> Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healings,
> salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance
> In Summation
> Now that you’ve read my resume, I’m confident that I’m the only candidate
> uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation,
> I will properly direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into
> everlasting life, (See John6:47).
> When can I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15).
> God bless!!