A BOOK FOR OUR TIME - From The Christian Perspective:
With unemployment percentages near double digits there are hundreds of thousands struggling with long-term joblessness.
Serious questions are being asked about how to cope with the everyday spiritual and emotional circumstance of being outside the workforce. The unemployed life seems full of confusion, loneliness, and frustration. The longer the job search lasts, the longer life seems an endless experience of wandering in a wilderness of disappointment and unresolved questions.
Prayers seem to go unanswered to the point that we wonder what God is doing to us or for us, and we cry out to Him in worry and need.
This book is about the actual state of being unemployed. How do we handle the circumstance? What does God expect from us during a time that often seems like we’re stranded out in the desert and not making any progress?
It gives the reader a practical guide to learning and growing spiritually while unemployed and is written from the perspective of one who has traveled through that same desert situation.
The book addresses eight issues faced during any significant period of unemployment in a format comfortable for individual reading or group discussion. It clarifies concerns about anger, fear, prayer, God’s provision, strength, courage, encouragement, integrity, disappointment, seeking God’s will, and waiting on Him - all with the jobless in mind.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
There are certain times in the life of every person when we are confused, hurt, angry, disappointed and in need of encouragement. I have experienced those moments in my own life. I’ve asked God why He was allowing these kinds of stresses and trials to “put me through the wringer!”
The first answers were fairly obvious. He was correcting me, disciplining me for my hard-headed disobedience, or waking me up to His leading in my life.
He also spoke of another reason; in 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 it says, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.” (New Living Translation)
My prayer is that, after you read this book, you’ll find information that might, in a small way, offer comfort to you and yours - the same comfort I’ve received at a number of crucial points in my life.
Blessings and Good Reading.