In May of 2017, my nursing career came to an abrupt end due to a progressive disability. I was aware that statistics pointed to unplanned career loss as a high risk for becoming depressed. In addition, I was on the younger end of the “Senior Citizen” age range. Many questions came to mind; but, the most pressing involved managing time. What would I do with the seconds, minutes, and hours on a day-to-day basis? I begin to pray for answers.
Within one week of my prayer, I was on my Facebook feed and there was a request from a church, that anyone with crocheting or knitting skills, to volunteer and make hats for the homeless in my local community. I learned as a young girl how to crochet and knit, but had not practiced those skills for about three decades. I prayed as I sent a personal message volunteering for the cause. Since that initial yes, I have been involved in two more projects which involved crocheting for others in need. I thank God that I was obedient. My creativity has expanded and now I am taking another giant step forward and will teach free crocheting classes in my home.
God is truly concerned about every aspect of our lives. I encourage you to take that giant leap of faith and involve our Heavenly Father in every aspect of your life. The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. (James 5:16). God’s Word says we can have confidence that when we pray, He hears our every petition. Thank you God for your unconditional love. Help me to be fully dependent upon you in every aspect of my life. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz