These are the emotions in the air this week at my place of employment....which could soon be unemployment. Watching friends, co-workers walk out the door, some temporarily...some forever. Being employed in the automotive industry for the last 16 years I have seen ups and downs, highs and lows. But never...never this low. Myself, being layed-off 3 times now since July, I am feeling the hardships of this unemployment thing. But still I worry about these friends and co-workers that I see with worry and fear in their eyes. Fear of loss, worry of unpaid mortgages. How will they feed their families? There are no other jobs to go to. I wonder.... what will happen to them. I pray for them.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart."