Anxiety during job search overcome

I was bored, tired, and overworked in the retail management position where I had spent the bulk of my career, and I longed for a positive change. I wanted a new career path that would provide an improved work/life balance with a company that had strong values. Change has not always been easy for me, however, and I knew I needed to rely on God to guide me in trying to navigate this change.

I updated my resume, applied for jobs, and completed several interviews, while also praying about my fears. I was anxious about entering what felt like unknown territory with a new job. What if I were overselling myself? What if I couldn’t learn or enjoy my new role? Leaving a secure job of ten years for something completely new was scary. Doubts and fears kept creeping in, but prayer provided a helpful reorientation to calm trust in God.

As I prayed, I came across these verses from Psalms in the Bible: “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (121:7, 8). This was a reminder that God, the source of all good, preserves everything truly good about my life, so I didn’t have to fear change. 

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