Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands— O prosper the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17
According to the Conference Board, a non-profit organization that surveys US businesses, less than half of Americans say they are satisfied with their jobs. In addition, with rising unemployment, there are many more Americans who wish they had a job–even one that they could complain about! It’s not a rosy picture when you consider how much of our waking hours are spent in our livelihoods.
I’ll admit it–lately I’ve been feeling overworked and underappreciated at my job and it seems that this week a number of conversations I’ve had have with others at least touch upon how others are finding their situations stressful. We’ve shared sighs over the observation that there seems to be so little time and so much to do and that it’s just darn hard!
If you get a chance, read all of Psalm 90, and not just the portion that is part of our readings for this week. It’s a prayer that seems to sum up how so many are feeling about struggling in this human condition. It’s also a good reminder that no matter what earthly work we do, we need to see beyond the organization that employs us and remember that we do our labors for the “Big Boss”-dedicate each task to God’s glory, whether it’s teaching, folding laundry, doing a spreadsheet, loading a truck, etc. God’s blessing is the best job perk you could want!
Peace to you,
Mary Beth Commisso
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