Bryan Collins


March 1, 2009

These are uncertain times we are living in. Retirement accounts are evaporating, banks are in trouble, houses are decreasing in value, and jobs are scarce. In these times even the strongest and most recession resistant are running scared. I hope to offer you a little bit of encouragement from my sermon even if it’s the thinnest ray of hope.

Many of you are facing a tough job market right now; this might even be the biggest challenge of your career. You may be faced with the specter of changing career fields because of this latest round of layoffs. Despite all the negatives you are offered daily about the prospects of work and all the news about how many jobs have been lost and how many more layoffs are on the way I want to offer you some encouragement at the risk of sounding shallow.

What am I going to do now? That is the question on the minds of many people who are facing or who have already faced losing their jobs. Our Bibles speak to us about what to do in many of life’s tough situations. One passage that I believe will help you feel somewhat relieved and maybe revived to go at it and try again is Matthew 7:7, 8 where Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” We will spend a few minutes talking about these three items as a way to go out and face this tough economic situation with a go-getter’s attitude. I hope that it will encourage and strengthen you in your search for meaningful and rewarding work.


Matthew 7:7-11


Listen to Bryan’s Message
Sermon: Uncertain Times