Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

Calming My Nerves
June 12, 2010

I feel that the Lord has blessed me in a powerful way by being able to have a job. I have had the same job for over 31 years. Times are changing, the job is changing, the people are changing, there are lots of changes and I'm sure that I'm changing too. Sometimes I feel like it's a little more than I can handle and my nerves take a beating. I have never prayed so hard about my job over the past year, it is the ONLY thing that gets me by. The only thing that I can think of that's not changing and will not change and that's the book the Lord provided for us the BIBLE. A firm foundation for our lives that will never change, it brings peace to me knowing this. Psalms 23 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It truly calms my nerves.

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Hi Ginger. I am sure there are many people who can relate to what you are going through professionally. I will pray about this! You are right.. everything changes...but the Word of God is the same today as it was then and will be in the future. Stand firm then on the promises of God. Love you.

June 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I agree, Ginger. You certainly are blessed. I don't believe it is an accident either. I believe the Lord is blessing you because of your relationship with Him. It isn't easy to stay calm in today's society. I'm sure that has always been true, but it seems even more so today than a few years ago.

June 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM


My husband has been at his job 32 years and this past 3 have been ever changing! He/We both prayed so hard and it was very hard on him as well! God did amazing things in both of us during all these changes but HE remained the same as you said. It was such a gift in the end ~ being pruned wasn't fun but it was worth walking through the fire!

Praying for you dear friend

June 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Thank you so much for htis post, and for Spiritual Sundays. I just now realized that I don't have the SS picture on my post. I did have it in my first draft, but then had to start over. Sorry!
Thank you, again! Oh, I am glad that you have been blessed to keep your job!
I am praying for you!

June 12, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Amen, Ginger. God's word never changes and Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Such a comfort to know this in times of change and uncertainty.


June 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM

You are blessed. You are a hard worker and God is rewarding your faithfulness. I like what you said about the never changing Scriptures and the strength that comes from praying.

June 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Change is at times overwhelming, but you are so right Ginger...God never changes nor His word and promises...That we can rely on! With thoughts and prayers for you today.

June 12, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Hi Ginger, What a blessing to have had the same job for so many years. Thank you and Charlotte for hosting this SS and I hope you have a blessed Sunday.

June 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Everything is changing in this world. The good things and the bad. But thank God He never changes. That's why we can put our trust in Him and never be disappointed. Thanks for the reminder. I was blessed to have stopped by. God bless you, Dr. Bobbi

June 12, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Yes, things are changing. But God has His Hand on His children. He will be with us and promises us He will supply our needs. I will be praying for your job also. Have a wonderful Day!

June 12, 2010 at 11:21 PM

I've been thinking about this many changes..and I don't like change..I'm thankful though...He never changes...even if everything is falling Him....there's always strength. Have a gentle day filled to overflowing with His spirit.

June 13, 2010 at 8:33 AM

I know exactly what you mean my sister. You are blessed with your job. I took a job relocation in December. I'm a single mom and I had to uproot my kids and I. It took courage and faith that God would take care of us; and he has. I pray for those struggling to find a job and for those struggling to find God.

June 13, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Such timely words. I need to slow life down...change is inevitable but I'm not ready. I am so thankful that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Blessings, Patty

June 13, 2010 at 3:41 PM

I agree, God's word works to calm our nerves! In such an ever changing world, it's a comfort to know He does not change!

June 13, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Bless your heart, I know the jobs are changing and getting more difficult. Anyone who has a job is blessed to have one these days. Thank God He gives us wisdom and strength to endure. I used to pray for that often. Blessings ~

June 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Ginger you are so right! We live in such difficult times when good is evil and evil good! I never dreamed I would live through this but when I was young my late father always reminded me that I would live through this difficult days. I work with the most uncaring, difficult people who have zero faith in Christ. It is so difficult for me being there. I just pray. Today I remind you that I will continue to pray for you and your job and I ask you pray for my family. Satan is evil and cunning and he loves to attack my family! I feel sometime we are on his personal "hit" list. But I shout out to My Lord and Savior and even if it is just for a brief moment I feel that peace surrounding me. Thank you for posting this today.



June 13, 2010 at 6:38 PM

It seems we are living in a time when everything that can be shaken, is being shaken! This is when our faith in God will see us through.
PS I'l be praying about your job.:)

June 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Hi Ginger, when a person loves their job that is a blessing. Life is so uncertain right now for so many. We need our faith in God more than ever.
Blessings to you today Ginger, Jeanne

June 14, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Many years ago when I was a schoolgirl, (1952) we used to sing this Psalm in three part harmony. I loved it.
My favorite Psalm is the same as my mother and grandmother's. Psalm 91.
Thanks for a lovely post.

June 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Hello Dear Ginger,

Indeed there is nothing that soothes like the Word of God. One thing that encourages my heart is to know that the God we serve changes not, oh my what good news.:o) No matter what uncertainties we face we can always depend on God's word. He promised never to leave us or forsake us. He also promise to supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory.

Times and people are indeed changing, but our God has got in all in control. Be encouraged my friend.



June 15, 2010 at 1:32 AM

Ginger- I am not surprised you have been at the same job for so many years- this is such a wonderful quality in someone!

And with so many years- you have seen a lot of changes- I'd imagine some good, and some bad...

I'm sorry your nerves that your are being challenged... I can relate to this soooo much!

True story: When my nerves were frazzled at work- I would visit your site, and Cliff's site- the reading, the music, the words would relax me. I was sooo grateful for this. I needed this.

Hugs and blessing to you.

June 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM

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