Four years ago I got laid off from my job after 8 years of employment in this company’s HR department. I prayed and thought the direction I received from the Lord was to pursue a career in real estate, where I had received a license before the economic downturn. That has not turned out to be fulfilling. The inconsistency has caused me to doubt what I believed from God. I have exhausted all savings and 401k. Foreclosure proceedings were started on my home because I hadn’t been able to pay for 6 mths. Bills piled up and the feeling of dread and even depression have taken over. Now at the age of 60, I’m fearfully scrambling to find direction and purpose. Through all this, the Lord has been faithful to keep the roof over my head and food on the table as He has always snatched me back from the brink of my despair, however I am discouraged at not being able to plan or rest. I know my faith is being tested, but my prayer is that I hear clearly from the Lord which direction to take. I’ve been given many creative talents, but I also don’t know which (if any) to pursue. I wake up every morning grateful for another day and eager to work, but don’t know which way to turn. In addition, my current financial situation and lack of regular employment does not allow me to afford health insurance. I was told over 5 years ago that I needed knee replacement due to arthritis and I now have constant pain in both knees, which hinders my mobility. I also have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. Lack of adequate finances and health insurance has enhanced my stress level. My mother is 88, self sufficient and healthy, praise God! I am her only child and would very much like to help her financially as well since she exhausted all her savings through the care of my dad who passed away 5yrs ago leaving no life insurance. I’m feeling lost and alone. Your prayers of Hope, Healing and financial stability…along with whatever else the Holy Spirit places on your heart regarding my situation will be a blessing and very much appreciated. Blessings to you, in Jesus’ name.
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