“God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t.” (Bill Wilson)
Recently, my partner went through another job layoff that wasn’t due to any negative actions of his own doing after just going through something similar a mere three months prior. I couldn’t understand why God allowed this to happen, especially since my partner’s spirituality seemed to be growing rather rapidly with each day he was employed in a position held for such a short period of time. When I spoke at length about this to several friends, trying to make sense of it all, each felt God wasn’t concerned about the jobs people held and that this was just a factor of life and the free will we all have here on this planet. I spent a lot of time pondering this and came to feel quite differently, choosing to find comfort in my favorite quote from Bill Wilson that essentially says that God either is in everything or He is in nothing at all. And while that may not have helped me to understand God’s bigger picture as to why this had to happen to my partner again or what good can actually come out of it, I do believe God really does see the bigger picture, particularly when we seek God’s help in the matter through prayer. Of course, we all have free will here and don’t ever have to turn to God for assistance in things like where we are employed. But I wholeheartedly believe that when we do turn our will and our life over to the care of God in everything, that we can trust He will set a greater plan in motion and provide all the help and guidance we need to arrive exactly where we’re truly meant to be, although it may not be something we’re ever privy to comprehend along the way. So, while I may be frustrated at the loss my partner recently experienced with a relatively new position, I know he’s praying for God’s direction and will receive it. Because ultimately, I trust that God truly is in everything when we ask for His help, including even guiding us to our places of employment…
I pray that I always remember God is in everything and that even when things aren’t making any sense, that all I need to do is continue praying and trusting God will do the rest, no matter how small or insignificant it may be.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson