Is Anything Too Hard for God?
by Rolaant L. McKenzie
"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 (NASB)
The Christmas holiday season is supposed to be the happiest and most enjoyable of the year. But in an economic downturn where thousands are losing their jobs, it can be a very fearful and depressing time.
This was the situation in my life at such a time. The company where I was working had been experiencing low sales for several months preceeding December, and as a result the company began cost-cutting measures which included employee lay-offs.
In mid-December I was told that my job was to end in a matter of weeks. With major bills to pay, including a mortgage and car repairs, I could ill afford to be without a job. My family was actually facing the possibility of losing our home unless I was able to find new employment soon.
My family and I, and members from my church, turned to the Lord in prayer. And this is how Jesus answered.
I did the usual job searches online and followed whatever leads I could find, but to no avail. Job openings during the Christmas holiday season are few even during a strong economy, nevermind a weak one. It would literally take a miracle for a job to appear that would meet the needs of my family.
A colleague at work, aware of my predicament, told me of a job that just had opened up at another company nearby. I sent in my application, but did not have any high expectations. To my surprise, I received a call a couple days later from the company asking me to come in for an interview.
I went in to the interview, and it went far better than any other interview I had been to before. The hiring executive who interviewed me was a very good-natured fellow who told me more about the position, and his desire to have a hiring decision made as quickly as possible.
Several days later I received word that I was chosen for the position, and that the job would begin in a few weeks, precisely when I would need a job to avoid financial disaster and keep our home. The way this job appeared and my swift hire, only God could have done it.
"Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the LORD, His wonderful deeds in the deep. For He spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wit's end. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men." (Psalm 107:23-31)
Praise the Lord, who still answers those who cry out to Him and who still performs miraculous deliverances. He shows even in this day that nothing is impossible for Him to do (Luke 1:37). He is fully able and willing to meet the needs of those who trust in Him.