Skip to main content

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."

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Slavery

Jesus responded, “I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. -John 8:34 (HCSB)

All too often, Christians may feel constrained by their faith and what they know to be the expectations of their Heavenly Father. Sometimes, in certain churches, the list of "don'ts" may seem longer than the ancient laws of Israel. Occasionally 'religious' people will sadly get caught up in that sort of thing. That can be a turn-off for many people and a valuable asset to the enemy, who wants you to feel bound by law and a slave to some sort of religious creed. The God I know and love is a God of freedom. I am freer as a slave to Christ than I ever was as a slave to sin. How about you? Are you free in Christ or bound by sin?

Hate Speech

The amount of vitriol directed at President Trump seems to be unprecedented. At least, that is what those on the right seem to think. Of course, I remember plenty of criticism and hate speech hurled at President Obama during his time in office, as well. I don't think I really need to mention President George W. Bush, do I?

There has never been (in my lifetime) such a level of animosity between opposing viewpoints as I see in today's America. Democrats hurl murderous accusations against the Republicans for their healthcare proposals and those of a conservative view sling accusations of incompetence and hypocrisy back at them. Of course, either side is generally pretty good at documenting their accusations with freshly spun 'facts.'

No matter where you fit into the political spectrum, it is important to note that such contention is counter-productive. Whenever people react at the behest of their emotions, clear-headed and rational decisions are nowhere to be found. Moreo…

Comey Testimony

It's been a while since I have seen the kind of hype that there has been around having Director Comey testify in front of the Senate today. It seems worse than Watergate! There also seems to be no evidence thus far except for of the here-say variety .

No less than 5 times did he call President Trump (or his administration) a liar. Aside from what that does to the office of the President, it takes away from getting things done that so desperately need to get done. Now, please don't misunderstand, if there has been serious wrongdoing on the part of the Trump administration, then they need to be called out on it. We have already recently had 8 years of "anything-but-transparency" in Washington.

Reading the New York Times would lead one to the conclusion that this was a bad day for the Trump administration. I'm not so sure of that. I'm not huge fan of the President, but have to say that I did not hear anything qualifying as evidence to bring about impeachment pro…