Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grace Abounding

Thank God for providing me a very unique opening in my very difficult job hunt. In my new job, I was assigned to work with a very kind engineer, Jack and his team.

By God’s merciful providence, due to the nature of the special project and the special team working on it, some of them were using one of the meeting rooms as their workplace. So I was asked to work on a laptop that was in that meeting room. I was so relieved that I need not work in the big office with the many staff! Thank God for knowing my needs and providing for it so wonderfully!

Thank God that my first day at work was a very pleasant one. I shared the room with a few other colleagues who are all very nice. I was taught how to use the special computer program. I was still depressed, and felt very tired and my concentration very limited. But thank God that as it was my first day, not much was expected of me and much time was spend on explaining the project, how I was to do data-entry, etc etc.

I was very tired at the end of the day but very thankful to God for grace and strength. I had to join the off office hour rush in the public transport on my way back. This is something I have not done for many years as I used to work only 5 to 6 hours a day and my hours are during mid morning to mid afternoon so that I missed the office hour rush. This is due to the kind consideration of my previous employer. Now I realized how blessed I was to have such a kind and considerate employer.

I was really thankful to God for seeing me through my first day. That evening, I wrote to my church’s Pastor to share with him the good news of God’s mercies, faithfulness and provisions. Once again, Pastor JJ’s was very encouraging and supportive. I thank God for him always.


My email to my Pastor on 12 September 2007 evening:

Dear Pastor,

Greetings to you in our Lord Jesus Christ Whose mercies and faithfulness endureth forever!

Thank God for His faithfulness in answering our prayers for my work. Thanks for praying for me.

I am thrilled to share with you that our Lord in His mercies has provided me a temporary admin job in town. I have started work today. Thank God that the nature of my work is manageable as it involves mainly doing data-entry for an engineer in his projects. As my mental health is still in the process of recovering, I do need a job which I can manage without compromising my mental and physical health. So although this is a temporary job with no benefits (such as CPF, annual leave, MC, PH, etc), not sure for how long, not high salary, the location is rather far ie near Bugis and it is a full day work, I am nevertheless very grateful that the Lord has provided such a unique opening that exactly fitted my constitution and ability at this specific point of time! Though the hours are longer but because the nature of the work is less complicated, the Lord has granted me strength to cope today! I trust He will continue to do so in the days ahead. How good of the Lord to answer our prayers so specifically as what you printed in the Bulletin!

Please joint me in praise and thanksgiving to our faithful and loving God. Please help me to thank our brethren for their prayers and share this joy with them. I will continue to look to our Lord for strength and grace daily to serve Him in this new job.

Thank you once again for all your prayers and encouragements. May the joy of our Lord be your strength each day.

Yours humbly in His grace,


Pastor JJ’s kind reply :

Dear sister,

Greetings to you too!

I am sorry for the late reply to your kind email. I have been caught up with a number of things in the last few days. In any case, I am very happy to hear that the Lord has provided a job for you in answer to our prayer. The Lord’s arms are not too short to see to the needs of those who would seek His Kingdom and righteousness.

He will give you grace and strength through this period of adjustment and continue to provide for you what is good and necessary.

Keep me updated.

May the Lord continue to bless you richly,

Yours in His Bond of Love,

P.S. I am sorry that this week’s bulletin is not updated in regard to your job situation as I had sent it to Grace earlier and forgot to update her until it is too late. I will let the church know at prayer meeting, though. (Grace helps my Pastor with the preparation of the church bulletin for printing)

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