Uncertainty

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

My boss (and friend) died yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. My hope and prayer for him (first and foremost) is that he finally made his peace with God and was adopted into the family through placing his trust in Jesus. Secondly, his death opens up a whole realm of uncertainty for me here at my job.

I have worked here for over twenty years, 16+ of which have been in the I.T. department. I have learned things as I go along, as working for a non-profit affords very little opportunities for formal training. One unfortunate thing I have to admit is that I don't particularly feel secure in my position right now, as they seem to have no plan moving forward and the situation has been largely ignored for some time now. That said, where there are no answers, I tend to invent some of my own-- often not true and usually on the scary side. Perhaps God is going to call me to something else and is preparing me for that transition. I should rejoice and not be fearful; yet I so often go to fear before I go to prayer.

As you can see, I am in need of prayer and appreciate any offered. But more than for me, please pray for my boss' family (he leaves behind a wife and their young son). May they come to know the peace which is available for the asking and which really does "surpass all understanding."

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