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Losing a job isn't the end

To put ourselves completely in God's hands is the most practical way to cope with losing—or with fear of losing—a job.

Aside from financial hardships, being laid off can be an awful blow to one's self-esteem. Especially if one is discharged after several years of faithful service. One day we are active and productive workers—perhaps supervising others or even running the whole show. The next day we are "nothing."

Of course that's nonsense. We're not worth less than we were yesterday or the day before. We still express qualities, skills, and attitudes that made us valuable employees.

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"The anchor of hope"
September 12, 1983

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