I was born in Jordan and lived in several countries in the Middle East. In 2012, I moved from Egypt. So you can say that I am used to changes in my life. However, when I lost my job, it was a test on my soul, my emotional balance and financial health. It was hard for me to reconcile that after having worked for one of the leading energy companies and after having taken regional and global roles, I was now jobless.
Then I remembered God’s truth that He always provides what is good according to His will. I also realized that I had many good influences over the years, but the greatest was my parents. I never fully recognized this when I was young, but I finally caught on as I grew older. They’ve taught me how to accept God's will and to be fair and faithful to my values and ethics, to work hard, to accept people’s differences and to be patient with setbacks and failures. Those lessons have taken me a long way in life.
I now work as an independent Finance Consultant for an energy company in Calgary. Daily I see how God works in mysterious ways and always gives me more than what I deserve according to Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I take great comfort in these words, and I encourage others to depend on God’s faithfulness through our life struggles.
Written by: Mirna Farahat
Mirna is the speaker of Gift of Hope: A Retreat for the Unemployed Persons January 25-26, 2019 | See Poster Here