Faith when Unemployed

We all go through life’s ups and downs, but do we ever take note of how our faith fares at each extreme? Last year was definitely a down year for me, which started with me losing my job unexpectedly. I wasn’t with the company long therefore had no friends there or service security when it all went pear shaped. I noticed how my life and faith took a huge knock.

I was unemployed for 6 months with a mortgage and bills to pay and everything that comes with being responsible for life ticking over on a single income. I was anxious, angry and felt I must’ve done something so awful that God was punishing me. I’ve always considered myself as religious but it became shaky. I was very hard on myself in finding a new job, which took over my life, but I also wanted to improve how I lived with God in my life.

I listened to the messages in church and talked it through with Tom who helped put it all into perspective. Tom and Dave were a great source of comfort for me by praying with and for me, as well as putting me in touch with other parishioners who showed me such kindness, support and friendship. I am so very, very grateful that those positives came out of my ordeal.

I will never forget how the St. Johns community helped me through a dark period and that’s why I wanted to share my story. Thank You St Johns, it has been a great year so far!